[1] Sex trafficking is the world’s fastest growing criminal industry,
affecting every nation across the globe.


– 80% of trafficking victims are female.
– 70% of those are trafficked into the commercial sex industry.


– Up to 90% of women in the sex industry have a history of sexual abuse as children..


– 89% of women say they wanted to escape but had no other means of survival..

[5] Time Magazine reported an estimated annual profit of $100 billion from sex trafficking alone.

This exceeds the annual revenue of Google, Nike, and Starbucks combined.

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% Assaulted

– 100% of women in the sex trade have reported to be physically assaulted during work-related activities at least once.

million victims

– There are 27 million victims of commercial sexual servitude, forced labor, and bonded labor worldwide.


– Women who work in the sex industry suffer from PTSD at rates equivalent to veterans of combat war.

Works Cited

1. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2009, Trafficking in Persons: Global Patterns, Available: http://www.unodc.org/documents/human-trafficking/Global_Report_on_TIP.pdf
2. U.S. Department of Justice, Assessment of U.S. Government Activities to Combat Trafficking in Persons: 2004
3. Alegria, M., Vera, M., Freeman, D., Robles, R., Santos, M., & Rivera, C., (1994). HIV infection, risk behaviors, and depressive symptoms among Puerto Rican sex workers. American Journal of Public Health, 84(12), 2000-2002
4. Melissa Farley, from “Prostitution and Trafficking in Nine Countries: An Update on Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder” www.prostitutionresearch.com
5. Belinda Luscombe, from “Inside the Scarily Lucrative Business Model of Human Trafficking” http://time.com/105360/inside-the-scarily-lucrative-business-model-of-human-trafficking/
6. Ariz Anklesaria, Julie Gentile, “Psychotherapy with Women Who Have Worked in the Sex Industry” http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3508959/
7. http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/210737.pdf
8. http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/210737.pdf