- A report of child abuse is made every ten seconds.
- More than five children die every day as a result of child abuse. (http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11599.pdf)
- More than 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator in some way.(http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/pdf/saycrle.pdf)
- Every 2 minutes someone in the United States is sexually assaulted. (www.rainn.org)
- Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers. (www.teensuicide.us)
- 1 out of 5 pornographic images is of a child. (US Department of Justice)
- The sale of child pornography has become a $3 billion dollar industry. (www.familysafemedia.com)
- Over 100,000 websites offer child pornography.
- 55 percent of internet child pornography comes from the U.S.
- Every minute, another 2 children are reported missing in the United States.
- Between 1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away in a year. (National Runaway Switchboard)
- As many as 2.8 million children run away each year in the US. 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)
- 2200 children are reported missing every day in the United States. (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children)
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST)
- The average age at which girls first become victims of prostitution is 12 to 14. It is not only the girls on the streets who are affected; boys and transgender youth enter into prostitution between the ages of 11 and 13 on average. (US Department of Justice)
- 70% of DMST victims have experienced physical or sexual abuse in their homes.
- Young girls are commonly trafficked in strip clubs, hotel rooms, and on online sites like BackPage.com.
- Approximately 80% of human trafficking victims are women and girls and up to 50% are minors. (U.S. State Department)
- 27 million – Number of people in modern-day slavery across the world. (http://www.freetheslaves.net)
- 12.3 million – Number of adults and children in forced labor around the world (http://www.ilo.org/global/publications/ilo-bookstore/orderonline/books/WCMS_081882/lang–en/index.htm)
- 800,000 – Number of people trafficked across international borders every year (U.S. Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Report)
1 million – Number of children exploited by the global commercial sex trade every year. (UNICEF)
- 14,500 – 17,500 – Number of foreign nationals trafficked into the United States every year. (DOJ, HHS, DOS, DOL, DHS, and USAID)
DID YOU KNOW?
<<<< Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, mainly for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. As the world’s fastest growing criminal industry, it affects every nation across the globe.
<<<< Every 30 Seconds another person becomes a victim of HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
<<<< There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history, with an estimated 27 million in bondage across the globe. Men, women, and children are being exploited for manual and sexual labor against their will.
<<<< THE AVERAGE AGE OF TRAFFICKING VICTIMS IS 12 YEARS OLD
Women and children are often kidnapped into the industry or sold into it by family under desperate circumstances. The average age of victims continues to grow younger as clients seek “fresh” product.
<<<< Only 1 – 2% are ever rescued.
Domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) is the commercial sexual exploitation of American children within U.S. borders. It is the “recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act” where the person is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident under the age of 18 years.