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Estimating the Size and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities

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This study examined the size and structure of the underground commercial sex economy (UCSE) in eight major U.S. cities.
NIJ-funded researchers at the Urban Institute have completed a study of the underground commercial sex economy in eight cities--Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Seattle, San Diego, and Washington, DC. The study is a first step toward building scientific understanding of the illicit sex market.
Date Created: March 16, 2014