An estimated 1.8 Million children are believed to be working in the prostitution industry worldwide.
Child Sex Tourism Statistics
Information on child sex tourism activities around the world.
Between 60,000 to 100,000 children are employed in the prostitution industry of the Philippines, according to the International Labor Organization.
One third of the prostitution industry in Cambodia is estimated to be children, according to End Child Prostitution, Abuse and Trafficking (ECPAT).
Between 30 to 35 percent of all sex workers in the Mekong sub-region of Southeast Asia are teenagers between 12 and 17 year old.
Source: UNICEF, “Child protection from violence, exploitation and abuse: Child Trafficking,” Page updated: March 12, 2007. Accessed: August 26, 2009.
UNICIEF reported that more than 16,000 children are engaged in prostitution in Mexico, with the largest number of minors working in tourist areas.
Source: UNICEF, “Child protection from violence, exploitation and abuse: Child Trafficking,” Page updated March 12, 2007. Accessed: August 26, 2009.
According to the Trafficking in Persons report published by the US State Department, residents of the United States enter Canada as child-sex tourists with the purpose of having sex with minors.
United States citizens account for 25 percent of all child sex tourists worldwide.
12,000 Nepalese children are victims of human trafficking each year with the country. The children, mainly girls are trafficked for the commercial sex industry in Nepal or to brothels in India and other regional countries.
Source: UNICEF, “Fact Sheets: Commercial Sexual Exploitation,” Child Protection Information Sheet, May 2006.
The Government of Mexico estimates that up to 20,000 children are victims of human trafficking within Mexico. The children are trafficked to provide for the commercial sex industry.
Source: United States Department of State, “2005 Trafficking in Persons Report,” Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, June 3, 2005.