"Statisticians are increasingly applying their mathematical skills to estimate the prevalence of human trafficking in the United States and a pair of them presented several potential techniques to improve how data is collected and analyzed during a presentation at AAAS on 16 March.

Davina Durgana and Paul Zador, both statisticians working in the anti-trafficking field, walked through strategies that could provide investigators a better idea of the number of trafficking victims in a given geographical area.

The presentation was co-organized by AAAS, the Washington Statistical Society and Statistics Without Borders, a group that offers trained volunteers capable of using statistics and data science to help solve problems..."


To read more, check out AAAS's article

Experts Leverage Statistical Methods to Investigate Human Trafficking