89,096 Cambodians were deported from Thailand in 2009 for illegal immigration. Out of the total number deported, over 20,000 people, or 23 percent, were believed to have been trafficked into Thailand.
Despite its reputation as a haven for international pedophiles, between 49 to 70 percent of prostitution customers in Cambodia are local residents. The study also found that 43 out of 44 former child prostitutes reported that their regular clients were Cambodian men.
Illegal fishing in Cambodia resulted in 321,000 meters of fishing nets and 140 fishing and crab nets being seized. In total, authorities in Cambodia investigated 1,772 incidents of illegal fishing.
Human trafficking of children in Cambodia causes 80 percent of the young beggars in the streets of Thailand to have come from Cambodia. The young beggars, ranging from newborn babies to 12 year olds, generally work between 8 to 12 hours a day and earn between $9 to $31 (300 to 1,000 Thai Baht).
According to the US State Department 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report, men in Cambodia pay up to $4,000 to have sex with virgins.
100,000 Cambodian men, women and children are deported from Thailand each year after illegal entering the country through the human smuggling market.
Human trafficking victims in Cambodia made up to 7 percent of women working in the prostitution industry.
In 2010, Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry banned marriages between Cambodia women and South Korean men over concerns of human trafficking. In 2008, 551 Cambodian women married South Korean men. In 2009, the number increased to 1,372. Nearly 60 percent of marriages between foreigners and Cambodian women involve South Korean men, with a majority of marriages arraigned through brokers.
One third of the prostitution industry in Cambodia is estimated to be children, according to End Child Prostitution, Abuse and Trafficking (ECPAT).
Between 1998 and 2010, the tiger population in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Burma/Myanmar dropped 70 percent, from 1,200 tigers in 1998 to 350 in 2010.