Number of Minors Working as Prostitutes in Las Vegas

in Transnational Crime

Between 1994 and 2012, police in the City of Las Vegas, Nevada identified and rescued 2,229 minors who were working in the sex trade.

According to police data, the youngest victim of sex trafficking was 13. The average age of the teenage girls working as prostitutes was 16.

Source:  John L. Smith, “Teenage prostitutes part of Vegas vice,” Las Vegas Review-Journal, Column, June 16, 2013.

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