Project Details


Free mobile app lets anyone help fight sex trafficking

By Exchange Initiative

Project URL:
Project Twitter: @TraffickCam

Organisations Involved Exchange Initiative (@TheEXInitiative)
Nix Conference and Meeting Management
Washington University

  • Safety & Security
  • Geolocation
  • Internet
  • Mobile

TraffickCam enables people to help combat sex trafficking by uploading photos of the hotel rooms they stay in when travelling. Traffickers regularly post photographs of their victims in hotel rooms for online advertisements. These photographs are evidence that can be used to find and prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes. To use these photos, however, investigators must be able to determine where they were taken.

TraffickCam creates a database of hotel room images that an investigator can efficiently search, in order to find other images that were taken in the same location as one that is part of an investigation.

Last updated: 03rd of August, 2016

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