Sex Trafficking On Backpage.com: Much Ado About (Statistically) Nothing | TechCrunch. This is an informational article about how Backpage deals with its adult section. What is most shocking is the quote below from a New York sex workers outreach organization. Why is it so hard to pay for some beds?
New York City funds roughly 200 beds for a population of 4,000 unaccompanied, homeless youth. When all the beds are full, it is street economies like the sex trade which they turn to in order to provide basic needs. If we want to identify the most vulnerable, all we have to do is provide support when someone stands up and says “I need a place to sleep tonight.”