Crowd Data Modeling for Human Trafficking
GoodTown is a Modern Slavery reporting app. It utilizes the power of crowdsourced data and machine learning to provide a richer set of information about the patterns and operations of labor, child, and sex slavery. In three simple steps, any member of the community can anonymously report a suspected incident of exploitation or slavery by sharing details of the observation, distinguishing the kind of exploitation witnessed, and identifying their own awareness level on the issue. Data collected from the public is used to identify patterns of slavery and create public heat maps in real-time through geolocation. With GoodTown, we radically increase the granularity of information, raise the integrity of data-driven efforts, and provide insights to drive policy-makers and empower civic action.