Number of Prostitutes in India

in Transnational Crime

There are an estimated 3 million women working as prostitutes in India.

1.2 million of the sex workers are under the age of 18.

The average age that a girl enters the sex trade in India is reported to be between 9 and 12 years old.

The human trafficking industry in India is estimated to generate $4 Billion a year.

Source:  Andrew MacAskill and Bibhudatta Pradhan, “Sold for Sex at Puberty Village Girls’ Fate in India,” Bloomberg Businessweek, September 18, 2013.

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