THE STATS DON'T LIE
Average age of entry into human trafficking is anywhere between 12 to 17.
A $150 Billion Dollar Business
Each year traffickers make more money than Google, Nike, and Starbucks combined.
Over 40 Million People
The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victims of human trafficking globally.
81% of them are trapped in forced labor.
25% of them are children.
75% are women and girls
2nd largest and most profitable criminal activity
While a drug can only be sold once, human traffickers can sell people over and over.
Children with a history of abuse
Those who are in need of money or wanting a better job or better life
Low self-esteem or self-worth
The desire to form a romantic relationship.
These are some of the characteristics that make people vulnerable to traffickers.
Majority of the cases of human trafficking identified in the US are US citizens.