Human Trafficking Quick Facts

1. Slavery has been outlawed in every country but still occurs everywhere.
(The Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
  
2.  Human Trafficking is now considered the 2nd largest and fastest growing illegal trafficking activity in the world.
(United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2008)
  
3. The United Nations estimates the total market value of human trafficking at $32+ billion-a-year.
(United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2008)
  
4. 80% of victims are women and 50% are children.
(Trafficking in Persons Report 2007 U.S. Department of State)
  
5. A prostituted child is forced to serve between 100 to 1500 clients per year, per child.
(Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 2007)
  
6. One million children are forced to work in the sex industry every year. Between 100,000 and 300,000 children in America are at risk for sex trafficking each year.
(Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 2007)
  
7.  Among the millions trafficked each year hundreds of thousands are teenage girls, and others as young as 5, who fall victim to the sex trade.
(Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 2007)
  
8. Child pornography is a multi-billion dollar industry and among the fastest growing criminal segments on the Internet.
(National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
  
9. As many as 2.8 million children live on the streets, a third of whom are lured into prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home.
(Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 2007)
 
10.  The average age of entry into prostitution in U.S. is 13 years old.
(Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 2007)