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Thorn - Fight Child Sexual Exploitation

Partner
Thorn – Digital Defenders of Children

Challenge Questions
Can we model / visualize demand for the escort market through new pricing information, and use this to gain insights into sex trafficking?

Can we pull out messy, unstructured pricing data from heavily masked escort ads?

Data
7M+ rows of data collected from three escort services sites in TSV format

Datasets and details:
https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/thorn-hackathon-escort/escort_all.tar.gz

Sample:
Rates: Massage rates start at 120 (Newbie Friendly) and Girlfriend rates (Must have references)start at 160
Add'l rates, pics, and time frames Available and listed on my Website
[[Everything]] YOU [[want]] and [[NEED]] right [[NOW]] $60 Specials – 22
~~~~THIS INCREDIBLE PACKAGE-- ONLY$80~~~~$50 FOR 30 MIN.
100 ONE HOUR...
AmAZiNg CuRVeS .... SiNfuLLy DeLiCiOuS ___ * BL _O_ NDE * ___ Eye CaNdY .... $8O__12O__14O SPECIALS - 24

Impact
It is estimated that 100,000 to 300,000 children are at risk of commercial sexual exploitation in the United States and one million children are exploited by the global commercial sex trade each year. Price information, which is often posted within escort services ads, can help us get a better understanding of demand in the online sex advertising market. Determine how listed price has changed over time and differs from city to city, to help paint a picture of this marketplace and help investigators stop the sexual exploitation of children.

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