Facts

cropped-img_8125.png~ 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.