Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of forced labor and sex trafficking. As the world's fastest growing criminal industry, it affects every nation across the globe. Every 30 seconds, someone becomes a victim of modern-day slavery.
There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history, with an estimated 27 million in bondage across the globe generating billions of dollars. Men, women, and children are being exploited for manual and sexual labor against their will.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING FUELS THE GROWTH OF ORGANIZED CRIME while UNDERMINING the HEALTH, SAFETY, SECURITY, AND BASIC NEEDS OF HUMANITY. IT IS THE FASTEST GROWING CRIME IN THE WORLD.
Sex Trafficking in the United States
Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the globe, including the united states. Violence, threats, lies, debt bondage, and other forms of coercion are used to force women, men and children to engage in commercial sex against their will.
Victims of trafficking include children (particularly runaways), immigrants, and members of other vulnerable groups who are forced into sex work. Trafficking thrives in big cities, where it is easy for victims to become lost in a larger law enforcement picture. even aggressive prosecutions are not necessarily enough to address the scourge of sex trafficking.
U.S. cities with the highest rate of
Houston • El Paso • Atlanta • Los Angeles • Chicago • Charlotte • Miami Las Vegas • New York • Washington, D.C. • Long Island • New Orleans • Philadelphia • Phoenix • Richmond • San Diego • St Louis • Seattle • Tampa • Denver • Dallas
QUICK FACTS ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE U.S.
• Human trafficking generates $9.5 billion yearly in the United States.
• Approximately 300,000 children are at risk of being prostituted in the United States.
• The average age of entry into prostitution for a child victim in the United States is 13-14 years old. The smallest victims can be as young as 5 years old.
• A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child each year and the average pimp has 4 to 6 girls.
life for a sex trafficking victim
After a trafficking journey that typically involves deception, rape, beatings, and constant threats, victims are often forced to live in confining and unsanitary conditions.
1. Once formally put to work, human trafficking victims can be
forced to service up to 110 customers in one day.
2. Malnutrition, sleep deprivation, as well as emotional and
physical abuse become part of their day-to-day routine.
3. In addition to the abuse, forced abortions and the contraction of sexually transmitted diseases,
Hepatitis B and C, and AIDS are ever looming probabilities.
4. Life for a victim of sex trafficking is an incomprehensible evil.
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REFERENCES AND RESOURCES
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. State Department
National Human Trafficking Resource Center
The Covering House