Age when Girls Become Prostitutes in India

Every day, an estimated 200 girls enter the prostitution industry in India.  20 percent of the girls are under the age of 15.

Between 2000 to 2010, the average age of a girl entering the prostitution industry in India was between 10 to 14 years old.  In previous decades, the average age of entry into prostitution was between 14 to 16 years old.

Source: “‘India becoming hub for child prostitution’,” Times of India, January 30, 2010.