Human Trafficking Statistics Worldwide

Posted in News / Posted By: nmicoalition
  • There are 27 million people in slavery today.  More people are in slavery now than at any other time in human history. – Free The Slaves
  • 300,000 children in the U.S. are at risk every year for commercial sexual exploitation. – U.S. Department of Justice
  • $13,000 per year generated on average by each “forced laborer.”  This number can be as high as $67,200 per victim per year. – Polaris
  • As many as 2.8 million children run away each year in the U.S.  Within 48 hours of hitting the streets, one-third of these children are lured or recruited into the underground world of prostitution and pornography. – The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today, and it is the fastest growing. – Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
  • Every minute, 2 children become victims of sexual exploitation. –
  • Over 71% of trafficked children show suicidal tendencies. – Slavery Facts
  • Sex traffickers use a variety of ways to “condition” their victims by subjecting them to starvation, rape, physical abuse, beating, confinement, threats of violence toward the victim and their families, forced drug use, and shame. – Facts on Human Trafficking
  • 3,562 children go missing every day. On average, 1.3 million children are reported missing in a given year. – Theresa Flores