Child Trafficking

Security agents in India discovered over 800 gangs who were involved in human trafficking activities of children in the country.

In 2009, over 60,000 children went missing in India, compared to 44,000 in 2004.

Source: Chetan Chauhan, “Over 800 gangs part of India’s missing children trial, says CBI,” Hindustan Times, February 21, 2011.

Up to 150 children enter the prostitution industry in Malaysia each year, according to children rights advocates.

Customers pay up to $100 to have sex with a child in the country, double the price for sex with an adult prostitute.

(Current human trafficking facts.)

Source: Mahi Ramakrishnan, “Malaysia haven for child prostitution,” Press TV, February 18, 2011.

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740 girls under the age of 18 were found to have been advertised on classified websites and escort services in the US State of Texas in November 2010.

(Additional child trafficking statistics.)

Source: Scott Farwell, “Sex trafficking of young girls could soar during Super Bowl, Dallas Women’s Foundation says,” Dallas Morning News, January 20, 2011.


In 2011, the average age of a child entering the prostitution industry in the United Kingdom was 13.

Back in 2006, the average age was 15.

(Additional child prostitution statistics here.)

Source: Alexandra Topping, “Child sex trafficking in UK on the rise with even younger victims targeted,” Guardian, January 17, 2011.

An estimated 7,300 children have become victims of child trafficking between January and October 2010 as a result of the earthquake in Haiti. The children are believed to have been trafficked for sexual purposes.

In 2009, the year before the earthquake, an estimated 950 children were victims of human trafficking.

Source: Gerardo Reyes and Jacqueline Charles, “Trafficking, sexual exploitation of Haitian children in the Dominican Republic on the rise,” Miami Herald, October 23, 2010.

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.

(More child prostitution statistics.)

Source: AFP, “Locals fuelling child prostitution,” Straight Times, October 6, 2010.

A human trafficking report by UNESCO stated that there are an estimated 30,000 child prostitutes in South Africa.

(See more human trafficking statistics here.)

Source: “Human Trafficking in South Africa: Root Causes and Recommendations,” United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,Policy Paper Series, No. 14.5, 2007, page 11.

The child prostitution industry in Brazil is filled with 250,000 children, according to UNICEF.

According to a report by the BBC, a 13 year old girl states that customers pay $5.50 for sex. The girl said that the money is given to her mother, who uses the cash to buy a rock of crack.

Source: Chris Rogers, “Brazil’s sex tourism boom,” BBC News, July 30, 2010.

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The Bangladesh Government reported that there were 1,311 women and children who were officially identified as victims of human trafficking in Bangladesh between 2004 to 2010.

The figure is broken down by 730 women and 581 children.

NGO representatives dispute the number, stating that there were much more human trafficking victims than officially reported.

(Additional human trafficking facts.)

Source: “Human trafficking up, not down: seminar told,”, August 2, 2010.

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).

(More income and illegal earnings from under the table jobs.)

Source: “Stop giving to beggars, says foundation,” Bangkok Post, July 27, 2010.