Human trafficking worldwide hits 27 million

Human trafficking worldwide

Human trafficking worldwide, image by KVDP

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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Related sources for human trafficking worldwide:  

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Human trafficking worldwide affects 161 countries

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