Labeled the “crime hidden in plain site” for good reason, human trafficking statistics are very difficult to determine accurately. We can make estimates, but even by just using the numbers we do know are staggering enough to determine that human trafficking is a crisis that is impacting children of every race and every social demographic.
Here are a few of the most staggering statistics:
Human trafficking is the fastest growing and most profitable crime in North America. It is a $150 BILLION Industry. That is more than the value of every team in the:
UNITED STATES STATS
Both boys and girls are victims. The FBI estimates there are more than 100,000 girls (ages 9-19) being trafficked in the United States. As a visual, Sanford Stadium is the largest stadium in the United States that holds fewer than 100,000 people with a capacity of 92,746 people. There are more victims of human trafficking IN THE UNITED STATES than you see filling this stadium.
The average target age for girls is 13 and 12 for boys. That is 6th and 7th grade.
Every 6 seconds someone becomes a victim of human trafficking.
Only an estimated 1% of victims are able to escape or are rescued.
How Does Someone Become a Victim?
Estimated based on facts
- FRAUD AND COERCION
- False Job Advertisements
- Lured in by a “FRIEND”
- Fake Social Media and Online Accounts
2. TRAFFICKED BY FAMILY MEMBER
3. ABDUCTED IN A ONE TIME ENCOUNTER
4. FALSE IMMIGRATION