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Human Trafficking is a crime involving the exploitation of a person for labor, services, or commercial sex. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 and its subsequent reauthorizations recognize and defines sex trafficking as...
"the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age. (22 U.S.C. § 7102(11)(A))."
The estimated amount of money that Human Trafficking generates annually- with an estimated 2/3 of this amount coming from commercial sexual exploitation.
Realities of Trafficking
The total number of beds that exist in the United States dedicated to the restoration of survivors of sex trafficking.
Estimates show that, internationally, only about 0.04% of survivors of trafficking cases are identified, meaning that the majority of cases go completely undetected.
There are an estimated 40.3 MILLION individuals enslaved today to trafficking.
1% of all victims of sex trafficking are able to escape or leave.
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