Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons or modern-day slavery, is a crime that involves compelling or coercing a person to provide labor or services, or to engage in commercial sex acts. The coercion can be subtle or overt, physical or psychological. Exploitation of a minor for commercial sex is human trafficking, regardless of whether any form of force, fraud, or coercion was used.
There is no single profile of a trafficking victim. Victims of human trafficking can be anyone—regardless of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, education level, or citizenship status.
Sex trafficking is a lucrative industry making an estimated $130 billion a year.
At least 20.9 million adults and children are bought and sold worldwide into commercial sexual servitude, forced labor and bonded labor.
About 2 million children are exploited every year in the global commercial sex trade.
of them are trapped in forced labor.
of them are children.
are women and girls.
SEX TRAFFICKING CASES REPORTED IN THE U.S.
cases of human trafficking have been reported in the last 10 years
the average cost of a slave is $90
people are trafficked across international borders every year