Number of Prostitutes in Thailand

in Transnational Crime

The US State Department reported that an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 women are working as prostitutes in Thailand.

In a 2013 report, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reported that the Ministry of Health in Thailand stated that there were 250,000 sex workers in the country.

Source: Newley Purnell, “Former ‘King of commercial sex’ turns anti-corruption crusader,” GlobalPost, July 2, 2011.

Source: “Transnational Organized Crime in East Asia and the Pacific: A Threat Assessment,” UNODC, April 2013, Executive Summary, page iv.

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