The Facts

  • trafficking_facts_04Human Trafficking is a $150 Billion industry annually for organized crime.
  • Human Trafficking is Modern Day Slavery.
  • There are more slaves in the world today than in any time in history!
  • Each year over 2 Million women and children are sold into slavery, and within the U.S. over 300,000 annually.
  • Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, second only to the Drug Trade.
  • There are 27 Million slaves today, which is more than the number of slaves in all 400 years of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade combined.
  • Human Trafficking is more lucrative than the illegal arms trade.
  • One victim is trafficked across international borders every minute.
  • Human Trafficking is happening everywhere in the world, and in our own country.
  • In the D.C. Metropolitan area specifically, it is a $100 Million business each year.
  • The money from this illicit industry fuels organized crime and terrorist networks worldwide.
  • It only takes a few seconds to kidnap a child – but years to prosecute the trafficker.
  • Boys and girlsĀ are recruited, coerced or taken from airports, train stations, malls, schools, parks, youth centers and theme parks.
  • Victims of sex trafficking can be girls or boys, women or men.