Human trafficking is the third largest crime industry in the world. In India, one girl is sold into sex slavery every ten minutes.
Most organizations that work to eliminate human trafficking focus on fighting the crime after it occurs. They rescue girls and prosecute criminals. Operation Red Alert is taking a different approach, focusing instead on prevention and prediction.
This strategy isn’t easy. There are over 660,000 villages in the country and more than 1.25 billion people.
To reach more people, Operation Red Alert reached out to our Australian data analytics partner Quantium. They chose MapR’s Converged Data Platform to develop a big data solution on Cisco UCS infrastructure. MapR technology lets Quantium create an application that integrates real-time analytics with operational processes.
MapR adds performance security and the ability to segregate multiple data sets from multiple data partners for Operation Red Alert
– Simon Reid, Quantium Group Executive for Technology
Quantium analyzes crime and government data to spot human trafficking patterns, identify villages most at risk, and predict traffickers’ plans.
Operation Red Alert uses this data to educate parents, teachers, and children on how to protect vulnerable girls.
With the analytics for Operation Red Alert we’re fine-tuning the algorithm, adding more hypotheses and granular data to improve our predictive capabilities.
– Simon Reid
So far, Quantium has helped Operation Red Alert educate 600 villages, reaching over 600,000 people since 2014 and equipping them with the knowledge to protect young girls in India.
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Watch how Operation Red Alert is preventing human trafficking:
It’s not just villages in other countries. Human trafficking exists in the U.S. In 2016, human trafficking in the United States rose 35.7 percent from the previous year, according to data from the National Human Trafficking Hotline.
For more information, go to the Office of Justice fact sheet – https://ojp.gov/newsroom/factsheets/ojpfs_humantrafficking.html
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