Is There an RNC Bump in Escorts?

Is the RNC extravaganza driving an increase in the local escort market? The Pioneer Press took a look at the subject a couple days ago by looking at how many ads specifically mention the convention. That didn’t turn up much. However, I think the location used by escorts may be enough of a signal. Here’s a look at the daily ad count for ads in St Paul:

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Looks like a bit of a lift to me. Saturdays seem to be consistently the most busy.

Of course, there could be other factors such as people running out of money near the end of the month, so they turn to additional revenue sources like this for the last week.

In this particular case, I have a feeling that more of the business being done in the sex trade is probably going through higher-end sites and agencies rather than Craigslist.




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