1. Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world.
The largest component of this crime is sex trafficking, but also includes labor trafficking and organ harvesting.
The former includes an estimated 25 million modern slaves.
2. Most victims are women and children.71% of all trafficking victims are women and girls.
In 2019, the United Nations reported a record number of girl victims.
3. The United States has an “underground sex economy.
“Traffickers in the United States gross an estimated $32 billion annually.
Over half of human trafficking victims are 17 or younger.
California, Texas, and New York have the highest human trafficking rates in the United States.