Women who are involved in prostitution are almost never there because they choose to be. Most women involved are addicted, and many are victims of human trafficking or childhood trauma. The city’s goal for prostituted women is making sure they receive necessary treatment and support.
Prostitution follows the laws of supply and demand, and the city is seeking to reduce demand for prostitution by making sure that people who buy sex in Dayton cannot hide their crimes. Surveys of men who have been arrested for prostitution-related offenses have shown that public shaming is likely to be the best deterrent for committing these offenses.