What is Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery where people profit from the control and exploitation of others.1

The control and exploitation can be subtle or overt, physical or psychological, but there will be coercion of a victim into performing labor, services, or commercial sex acts.2

Human Trafficking Statistic

161

countries are identified as affected by human trafficking

50%

of transnational victims are minors

80%

of transnational victims are women and girls

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry, generating $32 billion in profits a year.3

27M

slaves in the world today

12M

adults and children in forced labor around the world

2M

children exploited by the global commercial sex trade

11-14

is the average age of entry into prostitution for children

1

Human Trafficking | Polaris | Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery." Human Trafficking |  Polaris | Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-    day Slavery. Website.

2

Civil Rights Division Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit page." Civil Rights Division Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit page. Website.

3

Human Trafficking Statistics." Hands Across the World. PDF.

The Reality of Human Trafficking in our Own Backyard

Hear about one person’s exposure to the truth of sex trafficking happening in her own city and the ministry that grew out of that exposure.