ICA Sex Trafficking Facts

Facts Reported by International Crisis Aid

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  • 1.2 million children are trafficked every year; this is in addition to the millions already held captive by trafficking 1
  • Every 2 minutes a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation 1
  • The average victim is forced to have sex up to 40 times a day 5
  • The average age of a trafficked victim is 14 years old 5
  • Approximately 30 million children have lost their childhood through sexual exploitation over the past 30 years 1
  • Sex trafficking is an engine of the global AIDS epidemic 4
  • People are trafficked from 127 countries to be exploited in 137 countries 3
  • Between 14,500 and 17,500 victims are trafficked into the USA each year 4
  • The total market value of illicit Sex Trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion2
  • By 2010 Sex Trafficking will be the number one crime worldwide 5
  • (1-UNICEF, 2-UN, 3-UNODC, 4-US Department of State, 5-The A21 Campaign)