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)
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)
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
An estimated 1.2
million children are trafficked each year. (UNICEF)
National Stats: United States
14,500-17,500 of people are trafficked into the U.S. each year (U.S. Department
An estimated 50%
of people trafficked into the U.S. each year are children (U.S. 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.
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
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
Shared Hope International approximately 100,000 children are exploited through
the commercial sex industry each year
300,00 children in the U.S. are at risk for being exploited (Homeland Security
The average age
of entry into prostitution for a child victim is 12-14 years old (Department of
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 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
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