Human trafficking is the 2nd largest criminal industry in the world, second only to the drug trade.
There are approximately 20 to 30 MILLION slaves in the world today.
According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, 80% are female and 50% are minors.
1 out of every 4 girls and 1 out of every 6 boys are sexually abused.
Atlanta’s illegal sex industry brings in nearly $290 million per year.
Some pimps in Atlanta make more than $32,000 a week.
7…average years expected to live once becoming a victim of sex trafficking.
In the United States, the average entry to prostitution is 12-14 years old.
ATL is one of the top 5 U.S. cities known for trafficking.
Average cost of a slave is $90.
At any given time more than 100,000 children are currently trafficked for sex in the U.S.
50% of trafficking victims are under the age of 16.
Minors victims are sold 10 to 15 times a day, six days a week. That means that each victim is “used” 9,360 to 14,040 times a year.
54% of recruiters are strangers to the victim/46% of recruiters are known to the victim.
At least 161 countries are affected by human trafficking.