~ Trafficking women and children for sexual exploitation is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world.
~ Globally, the average cost of a slave is $90.
~ The International Labor Organization estimates that forced labor and human trafficking is a $150 billion industry worldwide.
~ At least 20.9 million adults and children are bought and sold worldwide into commercial sexual servitude, forced labor and bonded labor.
~ About 2 million children are exploited every year in the global commercial sex trade.
~ Women and girls make up 98% of victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation.
~ In a 2014 report, the Urban Institute estimated that the underground sex economy ranged from $39.9 million in Denver, Colorado, to $290 million in Atlanta, Georgia.
~ A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child each year and exploits an average of 4-6 girls.
~ 63% of underage sex trafficking victims said they had been advertised or sold online.
~ 7.5M reports related to child sexual exploitation have been made to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline since its inception.
~ 19% of identified offenders in a survey had images of children younger than 3 years old; 39% younger than 6 years old; and 83% younger than 12 years old.
~ 42% of sextortion victims met their perpetrators online.