Tracking The Rise of US Slave Traffic
By Reject Apathy
May 9, 2011
Tracking the Rise of US Slave TrafficTrafficking is the second most lucrative criminal industry, bringing in an annual $32 billion worldwide. But trafficking isn’t just a faraway issue. Significant trafficking of persons happens every year domestically, from the streets of the cities to the backyards of suburbia. Some facts about US slave traffic:
- Approximately 300,000 U.S children are considered at-risk to be a trafficking victim.
- Within the first 48 hours of being on the street, one in three children are lured into prostitution.
- Research shows minors are sold an average of 10-15 times a day, six days a week, totaling between 9,360 and 14,040 sex acts a year.
- The average age of entry into U.S. sex trafficking for girls and boys ranges from 11-14.
- Pimps commonly sell minor girls for $400 an hour on America’s streets.
- As many as 100,000 U.S. children are forcefully engaged in prostitution or pornography each year.
- The sale of child pornography has become a $3 billion industry.
- Fifty-five percent of Internet child pornography comes from the U.S.
- The U.S. State Department estimates that approximately 14,500- 17,500 men, women and children are trafficked into the United States annually.