Human Trafficking Statistics

Human trafficking statistics and information. Facts about human trafficking are collected from various public information sources, such as security agencies, criminal justice programs, research organizations and news stories.

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Up to 4,000 football players from Africa are believed to have been trafficked from Africa to France, according to a report by Sky News. An average of 20 African footballers are trafficked to France each week, with up to 2,000 being sent to Paris.

One licensed FIFA agent was caught selling football players in Cameroon for $40,000 (25,000 British Pounds).

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Source:  Ashley Hammond, “Activist: Greater awareness can curb player trafficking,” Gulf News, April 23, 2012.

75 percent of human trafficking activities in Canada takes place in Southwestern Ontario, according to advocacy groups. Within the Southwestern Ontario region, 62.5 percent of human trafficking incidents happens in the Greater Toronto Region.

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Source:  Jenny Yuen, “War on pimps and human traffickers,” Toronto Sun, “April 14, 2012.

An estimated 40,000 to 70,000 children fall victim to human trafficking in Indonesia each year, according to EPCAT Indonesia.

30 percent of the women who are involved in prostitution in Indonesia are under the age of 18.

Source:  “INDONESIA: Missing children raise trafficking concerns,” IRIN, April 9, 2012.

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Police in Singapore received 43 reports of sex trafficking in 2011, along with 67 reports of labor trafficking.

The national hotline where people are able to report human trafficking cases was receiving an average of 10 to 20 phone calls a day. Sexual exploitation and sex trafficking consists of half the calls to the hotline.

Source:  Saifulbahri Ismail, “Research is key to understanding human trafficking in S’pore,” Channel News Asia, April 1, 2012.

According to a report by the Daily News, there were a total of 50 sex trafficking arrests in New York City in 2011.

23 arrests took place in Brooklyn, where there is a specialized human trafficking unit in the District Attorney’s office.

9 trafficking arrests each took place in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Queens. There were no arrests in Staten Island.

Source:  Erica Pearson, “Schools called hotbeds for luring young sex slaves,” New York Daily News, April 1, 2012.

Officials from the United States Homeland Security reported that out of a total of 5,000 special T-visas that are available to victims of human trafficking, 557 were issued and approved in 2011.

Source:  Erica Pearson, “Fear of deportation stops human trafficking victims from reporting crimes, officials say,” New York Daily News, March 28, 2012.

A human trafficking ring in Malaysia was charging men between $5,849 (18,000 Malaysian Ringgit) to $6,499 (20,000 Ringgit) for Vietnamese women to marry. The women were originally told that they would be working as waitresses before being held by the traffickers and sold off to the men with false documents.

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Source:  Bernama, “Human trafficking syndicates using new tactics,” Boreno Post, March 24, 2012.

In the U.S. State of Georgia, men were paying $600 to have sex with a 12 year old girl. The girl was being sold by a man who was baby sitting the girl while her mother was at work. The man filled the 12 year old girl with drugs and alcohol before having sex with her and selling her to other men.

An estimated 400 girls are sexually exploited in the state of Georgia each month.

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Source:  Rhonda Cook, “Man sentenced to more than 17 years for trafficking 12-year-old girl for sex,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 21, 2012.

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Human traffickers purchase young girls for $250 from their families and force them to work in the prostitution trade. Up to 90 percent of the prostitutes in Bangladesh take a steroid in order to appear older and be able to have more sex with clients in a day, with most prostitutes having sex with 15 customers per day.

The sex customers in Bangladesh pay $0.60 cents for each visit.

The girls pay $0.18 cents for their steroids.

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Source:  Andrew Biraj, “Bangladesh’s “teenage” brothels hold dark steroid secret,” Reuters, March 19, 2012.

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Research conducted by AIM Group found that Backpage.com accounts for over 70 percent of prostitution advertising on the Internet in the United States. The advertising generates $22 Million a year for the website.

When previous market leader Craigslist stopped advertising prostitution on its website, the total online ads for prostitution dropped by over 50 percent.

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Source:  Nicholas Kristof, “Where Pimps Peddle Their Goods,” New York Times, March 17, 2012.