Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, with nearly 27 million victims. It generates an estimated $31 billion each year, most of which comes from commercial sexual exploitation. We invite you to take a look at the data/infographic below to learn more about the impact of global human trafficking.
While sexual slavery is a global problem, the needs of each survivor are extremely unique. To learn how Rescue:Freedom provides effective care, sensitive to the cultural and the community context, visit our About section.
- There are an estimated 27 million people in slavery globally (U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report, 2012).
- Globally, there are 4.5 million victims of sex slavery (ILO 2012 Global Estimate of Forced Labor).
- Between 100,000-300,000 U.S. children are enslaved in sex trafficking each year (Ernie Allen, President of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children).
- In the U.S., the average age of recruitment into sex slavery is 12-14 years old (Polaris Project: Comparison Chart of Primary Sex Trafficking Networks in the U.S.).
- The CIA estimates that 45,000-50,000 women and children are trafficked into the United States. Approximately 30,000 trafficked annually from Southeast Asia, 10,000 from Latin America, 4,000 from the Newly Independent States and Eastern Europe, and 1,000 from other regions (O’Neill Richard, A. DCI Exceptional Intelligence Analyst Program.1999).
- Approximately 20% of all internet pornography involves children who are victims of human trafficking (National Center for Mission & Exploited Children).
To get involved in the fight against Human Trafficking, click the link below to start your own campaign.