IRVING, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Irving Police took to Twitter on Thursday to raise awareness about human trafficking.

The police department asked followers to join them by posting a photo with a red X on their hands.

They also shared some shocking statistics.

In Texas alone, about 79,000 minors are victims of sex trafficking, Irving Police said.

The average age that a teen enters sex trafficking in the U.S. is 12 to 14-years-old.

If you or someone you know is a victim, the number for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center is 1-888-373-7888.

Irving Police bring attention to human trafficking with red X (Twitter: @IrvingPD)