Facts of Today's Human Trafficking
There are an estimated 5.5 million children in the trafficking industry.
(ILO Global Estimate of Forced Labor 2012: Results and Methodology, June 2012)
Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. Human trafficking is the world’s second largest criminal enterprise, after drugs.
(U.S. Department of State)
It’s estimated that only 0.4% of victims have been identified.
(2010 Trafficking in Persons Report, U.S. Department of State)
The average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12-14. For boys, the average age of entry into prostitution is 11-13.
(Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, 2007)