South Carolina Attorney General wants to help boost awareness of human trafficking in 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson visited the WMBF newsroom Tuesday afternoon to talk about his office’s outlook for 2018.

One of his top goals is to help boost awareness of human trafficking in the Palmetto State.

Wilson said his office plans to release new data on human trafficking in South Carolina later this week, and he talked about why the state is a prime location for this kind of crime.

Wilson said Horry County is ranked in the top five counties in S.C. for human trafficking. He said it’s happening in high-tourism areas and rural areas alike.

He believes one main reason for this is South Carolina’s position in the country, right between Atlanta and Charlotte. According to Wilson, those two cities are major hubs for human trafficking. He added that Interstate 95’s stretch through South Carolina also fuels this crime.

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