New Jersey is in the midst of a hot spot of prostitution and escort work.
The area’s largest city, Jersey City, is known for its brothels and strip clubs and the city’s Escort of the Year award is in a contest for escorts.
The city’s police chief said the city has a problem with prostitution and escorts but didn’t give any specifics about what’s going on there.
Police have taken action against escort companies in the past.
But the new crackdown is the latest in a string of arrests for the industry, according to the New Jersey Coalition Against Trafficking in Women.
The organization says it has collected thousands of signatures from people who say they were sexually assaulted by escorts and sex workers, and that about 40% of people arrested for prostitution and sex work in Jersey City are New Jersey residents.
The coalition says a local escort agency has also been implicated in a sex trafficking ring in which women were sold for sex in the city.
The New Jersey state attorney general’s office is investigating the accusations, which the coalition says could amount to child pornography.
According to the coalition, the city is trying to crack down on escort workers because of their high rates of sexual abuse.
The NYPD said its prostitution unit is currently reviewing escort complaints.
In Jersey City alone, the number of registered sex workers increased from 5,000 in January to 18,000 by June, according the city attorney’s office.
The agency also said that it has been monitoring the city to determine if there are any specific complaints against escort workers.
In a statement, the police department said that the department is reviewing the complaints and that it “will take appropriate actions when it becomes aware of additional complaints.”
The city has taken similar action in other cities in recent years, such as in Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Some New Jersey cities have seen the rise in escorts as a result of a federal crackdown.
But a few have said that because the number is so high, they’re trying to focus on the people they’re arresting and not focusing on the predators.
The police department in New Jersey has had its own sex trafficking issue.
Last year, a judge in the state’s second district ordered the city of Newark to pay $5 million to a former escort that was allegedly beaten, raped and sexually assaulted while working at a strip club.
The lawsuit said that police were involved in the incident because they knew about it.
New Jersey lawmakers recently voted to close the loophole that allows people to use public transportation to get into prostitution.
Officials say that they’re working to close that loophole and also have other plans to crack the problem.
The City Council recently voted 2-1 to close a loophole that allowed people to work in public accommodations to pay for sex.
The new bill would have created a loophole in the law that would allow those who are using public accommodations like hotels, restaurants, strip clubs, theaters, and other places to pay someone to be their johns.
But it would have been up to a judge to decide whether to revoke that privilege and if so, how long it would be open to those who were not victims.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.