Trafficking Facts-1
Trafficking Facts-1

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1. Approximately 75-80% of human trafficking is for sex.a

2. Researchers note that sex trafficking plays a major role in the spread of HIV.b

3. There are more human slaves in the world today than ever before in history.l

4. There are an estimated 27 million adults and 13 million children around the world who are victims of human trafficking.l

5. Human trafficking not only involves sex and labor, but people are also trafficked for organ harvesting.k

6. Human traffickers often use a Sudanese phrase use a slave to catch slaves, meaning traffickers send broken-in girls to recruit younger
girls into the sex trade. Sex traffickers often train girls themselves, raping them and teaching them sex acts.l

7. Eighty percent of North Koreans who escape into China are women. Nine out of 10 of those women become victims of human
trafficking, often for sex. If the women complain, they are deported back to North Korea, where they are thrown into gulags or are

8. Approximately 30,000 victims of sex trafficking die each year.

9. An estimated 30,000 victims of sex trafficking die each year from abuse, disease, torture, and neglect. Eighty percent of those sold into
sexual slavery are under 24, and some are as young as six years old.j

10. Ludwig Tarzan Fainberg, a convicted trafficker, said, You can buy a woman for $10,000 and make your money back in a week if she is
pretty and young. Then everything else is profit.l

11. A human trafficker can earn 20 times what he or she paid for a girl. Provided the girl was not physically brutalized to the point of
ruining her beauty, the pimp could sell her again for a greater price because he had trained her and broken her spirit, which saves
future buyers the hassle. A 2003 study in the Netherlands found that, on average, a single sex slave earned her pimp at least
$250,000 a year.l

12. Although human trafficking is often a hidden crime and accurate statistics are difficult to obtain, researchers estimate that more than
80% of trafficking victims are female. Over 50% of human trafficking victims are children.l

13. The end of the Cold War has resulted in the growth of regional conflicts and the decline of borders. Many rebel groups turn to human
trafficking to fund military actions and garner soldiers.k

14. According to a 2009 Washington Times article, the Taliban buys children as young as seven years old to act as suicide bombers.
The price for child suicide bombers is between $7,000-$14,000.n

15. UNICEF estimates that 300,000 children younger than 18 are currently trafficked to serve in armed conflicts worldwide.n