Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery –
150 billion dollar worldwide industry –
2nd largest criminal industry in the world next to drugs –
600,00 people are trafficked across the USA every year –
Entry age for girls is 12-14 –
Average lifespan for a girl on the streets is 7 yrs.
It is BIG business according to Human Rights First
2016 Fact Sheet
$99 Billion from sexual exploitation
$51 Billion from construction, manufacturing, mining labor, to agriculture and domestic servitude
55% around the world are women and girls, 45% are men and boys with the largest numbers in the Asian-Pacific region 11.7 million, Africa 3.7 million, followed by Latin America and the Carribean 1.8 million . Then Eastern Europe followed by the developed European countries have an estimated 1.6 million. The middle East has an estimated 600,00 victims.