Sunday, January 7, 2018

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Here’s an update of the problem: 
·         Human Trafficking is the 2nd-leading crime in the world — including the U.S.
·         An estimated 1.3 million go missing in the U.S. every year, and 33,000 remain missing at any given time.
·         If a missing or homeless child is not recovered within the first 48 hours, there is a 1 in 3 chance they will be trafficked or solicited for sex.
·         12-14 years of age is the average age of entry into child “prostitution” in the U.S.
·         If a person under the age of 18 is involved in commercial sex, they are being trafficked.
·         If a person is over 18 and has a pimp, they are being trafficked.
·         The majority of trafficking occurs in hotels and motels.
·         Although there is always a demand for sex, sporting events and large events that draw a great deal of people – particularly men – increase the demand for sex-for-sale.
·         77% of all child trafficking victims will go on to participate in adult prostitution.