Here are some facts about human trafficking.
- Nearly 75 to 80% of human trafficking is for sex
- Because of human trafficking and how global it is, there are more slaves today than there has ever been in the history of our world.
- Because of a significant amount of natural disasters and the increasing presence of global warming, many more people have found themselves homeless, which has opened an even wider gateway for human traffickers to coerce, kidnap and exploit people.
- It is found that other than people being lured into sex slavery and forced labor by a trafficker, family members and family friends will sell their children/ friends to traffickers in order to gain profit fot themselves.
-Human trafficking and smuggling are similar, but are not the same. The smuggling is based on choice, the trafficking is not.
- These facts and many more were found here at Random History "55 Little Known Facts about...Human Trafficking".
- The majority of trafficking victims are between 18 and 24 years of age.
- People are reported to be trafficked from 127 countries to be exploited in 137 countries, affecting every continent and every type of economy.
- The majority of suspects involved in the trafficking process are nationals of the country where the trafficking process is occurring.
- These facts and many more can be found at UN Global Compact "Human Trafficking: The Facts."
Here are some statistics in relation to human trafficking (some of them might be shocking,disturbing or surprising).
- Not every person who is trafficked is necessarilly counted, but to date there is an estimation of 27 million adults and 13 million children who are victims of human trafficking.
- An estimated 30,000 victims of sex trafficking die each year from abuse, disease, torture, and neglect. Eighty percent of those sold into sexual slavery are under 24, and some are as young as six years old ( "Millions Suffer in Sex Slavery").
- Human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and in some U.S. territories ("International Human Trafficking").
- The International Labour Organization (2012) estimates there are 20.9 million victims worldwide of forced labor,which is another way in which traffickers exploit there victims ("Human Trafficking).
- Traffickers can make up to 20 times the amount they paid for their victim off of prostituting them, selling them, etc ( "55 Little Known Facts ")
- 52% of those recruiting victims are men, 42% are women and 6% are both men and women ("Human Trafficking")
- In 54% of cases the recruiter was a stranger to the victim, 46% of cases the recruiter was known to
victim ( "Human Trafficking").