Wednesday, March 2, 2011


  • An estimated 27 million people are held in slavery worldwide, meaning there are more slaves in the world than were taken from Africa during 300 years of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. 
  • More slaves alive now than at any other time in history.
  • After drug trafficking, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms trade as the second largest criminal industry in the world, and it is the fastest growing. (hhs)
  • Approximately 800,000 to 900,000 victims annually trafficked across international borders worldwide. (Dept of State)
  • The average price of individual slaves is less than a new cell phone or about $90. (nfs)
  • By 2010, Human Trafficking will be the # 1 crime worldwide. (Dept of State)
  • Every 10 minutes, one person is trafficked into the U.S. Around the World, a victim is exploited every minute.
  • Each year, more than 1 million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade.
  • Approximately 80 percent are women and girls and up to 50 percent are minors. (Dept of State)
  • The majority of transnational victims are trafficked into commercial sexual exploitation. (Dept. of State)
  • Between 18,000 and 20,000 victims trafficked into United States annually. Many who work with this issue believe this number is considerably higher.
  • In the United States alone, it is estimated that there are 200,000 slaves.
  • More than half of victims trafficked into United States are thought to be children; victims are probably about equally women and men. (hhs)
  • Victims can be trafficked into the U.S. from anywhere in the world. Victims have come from Africa, Asia, India, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Russia, and Canada and many other locations. (hhs)
  • 13 is the average age of entry into pornography and prostitution in the USA. (FBI)
  • 100,000 to 300,000 children in America are at risk for sex trafficking each year.
  • As many as 2.8 million children live on the streets, a third of whom are lured into prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home.
  • After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms trade as the second largest criminal industry in the world, and it is the fastest growing. (hhs) 
Additional human trafficking statistic in the united states of america

human trafficking world  map

male human trafficking in united states of america


  1. according to the data that have been collected, seems like cases which including male increases

  2. seems to look like male trafficking is incerasing year by year.usually we can see young teenage guys are among the people who are trafficked.some fresh graduate are being ofered with good promises for an example to offer good post in overseas being brought to overseas and they are dumped into world of slavery.Some man are bring to work in the heavy labour division

    a comment by Pravin sasidharan

  3. sometimes we can see that male trafficking involves guys who have to much of debts.They dont have the capability to pay and force in labour division and huge capitalism is happening.The person must work alot more then 12 hours a day and being give a small amount of salary

  4. on the other hand we have to know that some uneducated with highly poor background also being dumped into the world of human trafficking.this another point to support other then full of debts and good offers

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  6. what are the sources for these facts? I would like to use them in a power point and I was wondering where you got this information! thanks

  7. MP Joy Smith has tabled a bill (C-310) that will hold Canadians and Permanent Residents of Canada accountable for international human trafficking.

  8. HAY!!!!!! We have a blog about human trafficking to we should be friends!!:) Thanks for the information it was SO interesting!!:p

    1. thank u very much....anytime we can share any information abt human trafficking...

    2. no prob hailey theis....hope we can share information togethor

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  11. What is the source of the data?