Human Trafficking Victims Rescued in China in 2011

Police in China reported rescuing 8,660 children and 15,458 women from human trafficking activities in 2011. 3,200 human trafficking gangs were broken up by police in 2011. In addition, Chinese police reported that over 2,000 children were abducted and sold for adoption during the year.

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Calls to Tip Line Between 2007 to 2011

Between 2007 and the start of 2012, there were around 45,000 calls to a human trafficking tip line managed by the Polaris Project in Washington, D.C. Out of the number of calls, around 11,000 calls were either directly from victims of others who called to report suspected human trafficking activities. Over 2,000 cases were eventually forwarded to law enforcement agencies.

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Price of Babies Sold in Malaysia

According to authorities in Malaysia, the price of a baby being sold on the black market is $6,588 (20,000 Malaysian Ringitt). The price of the baby depends of the skin tone and other physical attributes. The age of the baby when it is sold on the black market is usually between one to three months. However, police have reported cases where the child was as old as 6 years old.

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Arrests for Trafficking in New York City in 2011

United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 172 people for human trafficking in the New York Metropolitan region in 2011. The number of arrests were higher than the 75 human trafficking arrests reported in 2010. The New York Police Department arrested 50 people in 2011 for breaking a state human trafficking law, an increase from the 19 arrests in 2010. Most of the NYPD arrests involve U.S. citizens who are primarily underage girls.

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Human Trafficking in Quebec

An estimated 3,000 to 4,000 teenagers from Quebec are believed to have been victims of human trafficking, according to a Montreal based youth service agency. The young women from Quebec can be reportedly sold in Ontario for $5,989 (6,000 Canadian Dollars).

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