Number of Sex Workers in Switzerland

in Transnational Crime

The legal prostitution industry in Switzerland has 14,000 officially registered sex workers in the country, with 800 located in Geneva. In Zurich, there are a reported 11 prostitutes per 1,000 residents.

In 2011, the annual revenue  of the sex trade in Switzerland was $4.4 Billion.

As the prostitutes are unionized, the official minimum rate that a prostitute can charge a client is $100.

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One in Five men between the ages of 20 to 65 in Switzerland has visited a prostitute at least once in their lives.

Source:  Helena Bachmann, “Facing Crackdowns in the E.U., Hookers Find Sanctuary in Switzerland,”  Time, October 9, 2012.

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