Human Trafficking Facts

March 29th, 2009

This is one of the darkest aspects of mankind. The information I am about to present to you may be disturbing. Here are a list of facts taken from Oregonstate.edu:

1. 600,000-800,000 trafficked internationally each year
2. 14,500-17,500 into the U.S every year
3. 80% of these are women and children
4. $9 billion business worldwide (Paulk, 2005)
5. In the top 3 revenue earners for organized crime (Leach, 2004)
6. 1.2 million children trafficked every year
7. 27 million slaves world wide (Leach, 2004)
8. In 1850 slaves cost $40,000 (todays dollar), today they only cost $30
(Bales, 1999)
9. 2004: 7000 traffickers prosecuted, 3000 convicted
10. Most common type: debt bondage
11. Fastest growing: trafficking
12. Maximum Jail Time for trafficking: 20 yrs-life, depending on offense
13. Convicted traffickers must “provide full restitution to victims”

The facts above may be outdated. Victims of sex trafficking are lured in through a number of ways including a promise of a good job in another country, kidnapped, false marriage proposal turned into a bondage situation, and sold by their parents, husbands, and boyfriends. These victims are beaten, starved to death, raped, forced to commit drug abuse, and threatened to shame their victims by revealing their activities to their families.

More Information On Human Trafficking

Wikipedia.org’s article “Human Trafficking”

Dateline NBC’s article “Sex trafficked: Anna’s Story”

Dateline NBC’s article “Children for sale”

Stop Human Trafficking

FOXNews.com’s article “Sex Trafficking”

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  1. March 30th, 2009 at 12:37 | #1

    Oudated or not, those stats are horrifying. I just recently saw Taken too, and although the bad guys got it in the end, it only made me more angry that no one does that in real life. Not everyone gets their missing child/friend/girlfriend/wife/mother back, and the fact that this type of thing happens, and to such a large extent, just disgusts me. I can barely put it into words.

    This site is awesome, by the way.

  2. Ian
    March 30th, 2009 at 12:41 | #2

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  3. Jason
    March 31st, 2009 at 20:21 | #3

    Thank you! We appreciate the nice comment.

  4. Upendra Brahmbhatt
    June 27th, 2009 at 01:28 | #4

    India placed on watch list for human trafficking. In fact 27 countries are in U.S.Tier 2 watchlistin the trafficking in persons 2009 report released on June 16th. According to the State Department India is a “source,destination,and transit country for men and women and children trafficked for the purpose of force labor and commercial sexual exploitation.” The government of India does not fully comply with the minimum standerds for the elimination of trafficking.
    We hope that new congress led government will take strong steps to eliminate human trafficking.
    Upendra Brahmbhatt Chicago USA

  5. Upendra Brahmbhatt
    June 27th, 2009 at 01:37 | #5

    I have written about facts of human trafficking which you may have read written by many but my main point is expectation from new congress government to take the subject seriously as everyone is aware that in most of the houses in India children below 12 to14 years of age are working as domestic servants and no corrective steps are being taken by Law enforcement authorities.
    Upendra Brahmbhatt

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