Human Traffic Watch

Human trafficking by the numbers

In Awareness, Human Trafficking on October 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Here are some interesting facts from the foundation and Polaris.org worth considering:

  • 100,000 — number of U.S. kids exploited annually in the commercial sex industry.
  • 13 — the average age when a child is first exploited
  • 70 — percentage of victims reporting physical or sexual abuse in their home
  • $1.5 million — estimated revenue a pimp can get from a five-girl prostitution ring
  • 1,900 — 2012 calls from Texas to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center
  • 9 — bills passed in Texas to protect victims and prosecute traffickers
  • $1.9 million — grants to the Dallas Women’s Foundation in the last four years to support prevention, victim assistance and advocacy in North Texas.

Source: Dallas Morning View Blog

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