persons is modern day slavery. Victims are forced, defrauded are coerced in to
labor or sexual exploitation.
Sexual exploitation and abuse have grave
consequences on any person’s well being, especially a child’s. Unprotected sex,
gang rapes, forced abortions and manipulation can cause severe psychological and
physical damage, including HIV/AIDS and other infections diseases or conditions.
Human Trafficking Statistics and
- 27 million people in modern-day slavery across the
- 1 million children exploited by the global commercial
sex trade, every year.
- 2 children are sold every minute.
- 800,000 people trafficked across international borders
- $32 billion yearly profits generated by the human
- This makes trafficking the 2nd most lucrative crime in
The majority of trafficking victims
are between 18 and 24 years of age 5.
An estimated 1.2 million children are
trafficked each year.
Many trafficking victims
have at least middle-level education
- 95% of victims experienced physical or sexual violence
- 43% of victims are used for forced commercial sexual
exploitation, of whom 98 per cent are women and girls
- 32% of victims are used for forced economic
exploitation, of whom 56 per cent are women and
In 2006 there were only 5,808 prosecutions and 3,160 convictions
throughout the world16.
This means that for every 800 people trafficked,
only one person was convicted in 2006
244,000 – Number of American
children and youth estimated to be at risk of child sexual exploitation,
including commercial sexual exploitation, in 2000.
38,600 – Estimated
number of an approximate 1.6 million runaway/thrownaway youth at risk of sexual
endangerment or exploitation in 1999.
12-14 – Average age of entry into