TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Today was Anti-Human Trafficking Advocacy Day at the state capitol.
Several dozen people gathered to bring awareness to the issue affecting many people in Florida.
Human trafficking involves the illegal practice of selling people for sex or labor.
Affecting nearly 21 million people worldwide, it is the second most common criminal activity, only behind the illegal drug trade.
According to the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, the state has one of the highest number of trafficking cases in the country.
State Senator Dennis Baxley says there is a moral obligation to fix the problem.
Advocates say human trafficking affects people from all geographic, socioeconomic and racial groups, and people of both sexes.