The International Labour Organization estimates that 99% of the adults and children forced into sexual exploitation in 2016 are FEMALE.
Roughly 8,000 children go missing per year; that’s ONE child EVERY 41 SECONDS.
In a 2019 report, the State Department found the top three nations of origin for human trafficking victims were the United States, Mexico and the Philippines. It does not break that figure down for sex trafficking alone.
More than 70% of sex trafficking victims were located in Asia and the Pacific, compared with 14% in Europe and Central Asia and 4% in the Americas.
Though the number of victims is highest in Asia, the annual profits per victim were highest in developed countries because traffickers can charge more for sex acts.
The International Labour Organization estimates annual rates of around $80,000 per victim in developed countries and $55,000 in the Middle East.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, 1 in 7 of the more than 23,500 runaways reported were likely victims of child sex trafficking.
Profits from forced sexual labor are estimated at $99 BILLION worldwide.