SHOCKING - Share these human trafficking statistics with your friends -- if you can handle them - Living Faith - Home & Family - Catholic Online\
NUMBER OF VICTIMS AT ANY GIVEN TIME ....2.4 MILLION
PERCENTAGE OF VICTIMS EXPLOITED FOR SEXUAL SLAVERY ....80 PERCENT
NUMBER OF VICTIMS EXPLOITED AS FORCED LABOR (SLAVES) ....17 PERCENT
RATIO OF FEMALE TO MALE SLAVES (Including Children) .... TWO OF THREE
ANNUAL VALUE OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN DOLLARS ....$32 BILLION
AVERAGE COST OF ONE HUMAN SLAVE ....$90 USD
ODDS OF RESCUE ....ONE CHANCE IN ONE HUNDRED
Most victims of human trafficking unknowingly enter the market after being lured by promises of work and opportunities by predatory individuals and organizations. Others are children that are literally sold into slavery by parents as a means to pay debt or to reduce the number of children they must feed.
Women tend to be the most frequent victims. This may be because they are fleeing gender inequality, forced marriages, or other misogynistic practices back home. In so doing, they get caught up in a cure that is worse than the disease. And sex appears to be the predominant use of females slaves.
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