Human trafficking worldwide: From IPMI September Prayer Agenda–Following is a list of available statistics estimating the scope of human trafficking worldwide :
27 million – number of people in modern-day slavery across the world;
o (Source – Kevin Bales of Free the Slaves).
800,000 – Number of people trafficked across international borders every year.
o (Source – US Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Report: 2007)
1 Million – Number of children exploited by the global commercial sex trade, every year.
(Source – US Department of State, The Facts About Child Sex Tourism: 2005)
50% – Percent of transnational victims who are children.
o (Source: US Department of Justice, Report to Congress from Attorney John Ashcroft on US Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons in Fiscal Year 2003:2004).
80% – Percent of Transnational victims who are women and girls.
o (Source: US Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Report: 2007).
70% – Percent of female victims who are trafficked into the commercial sex industry. This means that 30% of female victims are victims of forced labor.
o (Source: US Department of Justice, Assessment of US Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons: 2004)
161 – Countries identified as affected by human trafficking:
o 127 countries of origin; 98 transit countries; 137 destination countries
o (Source: UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Trafficking in Persons: Global Patterns: April 2006).
$32 billion – Total yearly profits generated by the human trafficking industry
o (source: ILO, A global alliance against forced labor: 2005)
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