Sex Trafficking Facts & Statistics

The United States is one of the top 3 nations in which trafficking originates.

-2016 U.S. Dept. of State Trafficking In Persons Report

Top 3 States in the USA where Sex Trafficking was reported in 2018 (Polaris)

1. California 2. Texas 3. Florida

 

The United States is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, transgender individuals, and children—both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals—subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor.

-2016 U.S. Dept. of State T.I.P.

 

Every 2 minutes a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation.

-Unicef 

 

There are girls as young as 5 and 6 years old in the U.S. that are forced to do

sexual acts for economic gain by their pimp.

-U.S. Department of Justice

 

The average age a girl enters the commercial sex trade is 12-14 years old. For boys, it’s even younger, just 11-13 years old.

-National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

 

4,500,000 are being trafficked for forced labor through sexual exploitation every year; this is in addition to the millions already held captive by trafficking.

-ILO 2012

 

Each year, as many as 100,000-300,000 American children are at risk of being trafficked for commercial sex in the United States. - U.S. Department of Justice Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery—a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people around the world. And no matter where you live, chances are it's happening nearby.

-Polaris

 

All trafficking victims share one essential experience: the loss of freedom.

-Polaris

 

The top recruitment tactic by sex traffickers in the US reported by Polaris in 2016 was “Intimate Partner / Marriage Proposition.”

 

Around three out of every 1,000 persons worldwide are in forced labor at any given point in time.

-International Labor Organization (ILO)

 

Education about trafficking is necessary for so many reasons. “Victims of human trafficking are often not identified as victims of a crime, but rather considered as persons who have violated migration, labor and/or prostitution laws.”

-United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

 

Each year an estimated $150 billion is generated by victims of human trafficking, $99 billion in sex trafficking and $51 billion in other forms of trafficking.

-TVPA 2014

 

Each year, between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. from other countries.

-“2006 Trafficking in Persons Report.” U.S. Department of State, June 2006

 

About 80 percent of all trafficked individuals are female, about 50 percent are children.

-Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons


In 2017, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 7 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims.

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