Recently it came to my attention about the top 10 cities for sex- trafficking and I was appalled that not only was San Diego listed and Human Trafficking has taken over drugs as the top cash source. Who would have thought there are more slaves today than ever before. In fact estimates say there are over 30 Million Slaves Globally with 60,000 slaves in the USA alone today.
What is Human and Labor Trafficking? The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) defines “severe forms of trafficking in persons” as follows:
- Sex trafficking: the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, in which the 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. Commercial sex act essentially any sex of which something is given to them in return.
- Labor Trafficking: the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.
Force, Fraud or coercion means anything from kidnapping, selling, restraints, physical violence, rape, beating, confinement, false promises, forced labor and more.
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- Human trafficking generates $32 billion to yearly in the United States.
- Approximately 300,000 children are at risk of being prostituted in the United States. (U.S. Department of Justice)
- The average age if a child/victim into prostitution in the United States is 13-14 years old. (U.S. Department of Justice)
- A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child each year and the average pimp has 4 to 6 girls. (U.S. Justice Department, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
- The average victim may be forced to have sex up to 20-48 times a day. (Polaris Project)
- One in three teens on the street will be lured toward prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home. (National Runaway Hotline)
- Boys make up 50 percent of the sex trafficked victims in the U.S
- Fewer than 100 beds are available in the United States for underage victims. (Health and Human Services)
- According to an article in Patch: The top cities for Sex Trafficking: via Urban Institute for the U.S. Justice Department
- The average life span of a child caught in the sex slave trade is two years.
Atlanta $290 Million. The FBI says that about 300 girls are lured into sex trafficking every month.
Miami $200 Million
Seattle $119 Million
Washington DC $103 Million
Dallas $99 Million
San Diego $97 Million
Denver $40 Million
- Global Human Trafficking especially for sexual exploitation is the fastest growing criminal enterprise.
- Human Trafficking is internationally outlawed and 134 countries criminalize sex trafficking.
- $150 Billion Globally made from forced labor and human trafficking.
- At least 20.9 million adults and children are bought and sold worldwide into commercial sexual servitude, forced labor and bonded labor.
- About 2 million children are exploited every year in the global commercial sex trade.
- Almost 6 in 10 identified trafficking survivors were trafficked for sexual exploitation.
- Women and girls make up 98% of victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation.
- Every minute two children become victims of human trafficking.
- Human trafficking alway involves pregnant women to sell newborns, organ donors, suicide bombers
I don’t know if you are as horrified as I am. Here we are, as a nation supporting our Secret Service in sex trafficking, our CIA is involved in sex trafficking, FBI has been involved in human trafficking. Because of the high level of corruption, money yet low risk, we can assume that many of our leaders have remained knowledgeable yet silent on the subject.
- Alternet- Facts about child sex trafficking
- Manna Freedom – Information on Human Trafficking and sources
- Ending Human Trafficking in Americas
- Human Trafficking San Diego County
- The Recovering House– Safe places for those recovering from Trafficking
- Equality Now
- Via the Polaris Project: In 2013, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline, operated by Polaris, received multiple reports of human trafficking cases in all 50 states and D.C. Find more hotline statistics here.
- National Human Trafficking Resource Center 1 (888) 373-7888 www.traffickingresourcecenter.org.
- 55 Little Known Facts About Human Trafficking