Click through to see violent crimes reported by Bay Area cities in , starting with the cities that reported the highest incidents of violent crime. The businesses either lacked permits to operate or violated city code by being public nuisances and offering prostitution services, according to a San Jose Police Department report. Police compiled a list of illicit massage businesses in the city from resident complaints, online sex-for-cash listings and by identifying unusually high concentrations of massage parlors in certain areas. A total of illicit massage parlors were identified by police. In , the city created an ordinance with stricter regulations for massage businesses. That year, police identified known massage businesses and issued warning letters for noncompliance with the ordinance.
Massage parlors — and the men who use them — should watch out
Over 3, California massage parlors are fronts for sex trafficking, report says
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Within recent years, California strengthened its prostitution laws in response to a rising rate of prostitution throughout the state. Previously in California, prostitution was classified as a minor misdemeanor. Now, individuals accused of solicitation or prostitution can be charges with harsh felonies. California authorities are cracking down on massage parlors involved in illegal activity. Many unlicensed massage parlors conduct prostitution rings, in which their workers engage in illegal sexual activity.