Number of Prostitutes by Country
Number of Prostitutes in the World: 13,828,700
The number listed above is the estimated figure of how many prostitutes there are in the world based on the data listed below. The number of prostitutes by country were collected from a wide range of public sources. Among the sources included security services estimates, reporting by public health programs, and other monitoring data from global criminal justice programs.
All sources and additional information about prostitution is available in our ebook Prostitution: Prices and Statistics of the Global Sex Trade.
- China5 Million
- India3 Million
- United States1 Million
- Brazil250,000 children
- South Korea147,000
- United Kingdom58,000
- Kenya50,000 children
- South Africa30,000 children
- United Arab Emirates30,000
- Costa Rica15,000
- New Zealand3,5000
Original sources of these figures and additional information about prostitution earnings and revenues are available in our prostitution briefing book.
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