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HT Statistics

International/Global Stats

The top three countries of origin of federally identified victims in fiscal year (FY) 2015 were the United States, Mexico, and the Philippines. Particularly vulnerable populations in the United States include: children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems; runaway and homeless youth; American Indians and Alaska Natives; migrant laborers, including participants in visa programs for temporary workers; foreign national domestic workers in diplomatic households; persons with limited English proficiency; persons with disabilities; and LGBTI individuals. NGOs noted an increase in cases of traf ckers targeting victims with disabilities and by using drugs or withholding medication to coerce victims into prostitution. click here for report(U.S. Department of State)
                   
Approximately 800,000 victims are annually trafficked across international borders (U.S. Department of State)
 
161 countries are reported to be affected by human trafficking by being a source, transit, or destination country. (UN Office of Drugs and Crime)
 
People are reported to be trafficked from 127 countries to be exploited in 137 countries, affecting every continent and every type of economy. (UN Office of Drugs and Crime)
 
An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked each year. (UNICEF)


 
National Stats: United States
 
An estimated 14,500-17,500 of people are trafficked into the U.S. each year (U.S. Department of Justice)
 
An estimated 50% of people trafficked into the U.S. each year are children (U.S. Department of Justice)
 
Department of Justice, between January 2008 and June 2010, reported there were 2,515 suspected human trafficking incidents. Of those cases 488 suspects were confirmed and 144 arrests.
 
The National Human Trafficking Hotline has received a total of 138,412 phone, text, and email interactions relating to human trafficking from December 7, 2007-September 30, 2016.  Of theses 29,868 were cases of potential human trafficking cases. (National Human Trafficking Hotline)

In 2015 there were 5,554 cases of Human Trafficking in the United States.
(National Human Trafficking Resource Center) Click Here

Women were referenced as victims in 85% of the sex trafficking cases

According to the Polaris Project, the most common area of labor trafficking reported involved domestic work, restaurants, peddling rings, and sales crew.  The most common areas of sex trafficking reported involved pimp-controlled prostitution, commercial-front brothels, and escort services. www.polarisproject.org
 
According to Shared Hope International approximately 100,000 children are exploited through the commercial sex industry each year
 
Approximately 300,00 children in the U.S. are at risk for being exploited (Homeland Security Investigations)
 
The average age of entry into prostitution for a child victim is 12-14 years old (Department of Justice)
 
1 in 3 teens on the street will be lured toward prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home (National Runaway Hotline)
 
 According to the National Missing Children and Exploited Children, in 2013 1 out 7 endangered runaways were child sex trafficking victims.
 
Of the children reported missing to the National Missing Children and Exploited Children who were also likely child sex trafficking victims 67% were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran away.

Florida Stats

Florida ranks #3 in the nation for trafficking activity reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline.

As of September 30, 2016 there have been 1,216 calls to the Hotline and 410 Human Trafficking Cases reported in 2016. 
310=women    60=male    2=gender minorities    282=adults    129=minors

Florida received a grade of "A" on Shared Hope International State Report Card for it's efforts against Human Trafficking Activity. 

Palm Beach County Stats

In 2015 Palm Beach County had 72 Hotline Calls, resulting in 11 Human Trafficking Cases.  Human Trafficking Coalition 

82% were women in Palm Beach - 2015 (www.1HTC.org)

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