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
countries are identified as affected by human trafficking
of transnational victims are minors
of transnational victims are women and girls
Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry, generating $32 billion in profits a year.3
slaves in the world today
adults and children in forced labor around the world
children exploited by the global commercial sex trade
is the average age of entry into prostitution for children
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Human Trafficking Statistics." Hands Across the World. PDF.