The majority of trafficking victims are between 18 and 24 years of age 5.
An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year.
- 95% of victims experienced physical or sexual violence during trafficking
- 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 girls
Many trafficking victims have at least middle-level education
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 prostitution x