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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Children in Haiti were being sold for as little as one euro in 2011 by parents to child traffickers.

Source: “Children in Haiti sold for as little as one euro,” Herald Sun, February 22, 2011.

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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There were 19 human trafficking cases investigated in Japan in 2010, down from the 28 in 2009 and the record lowest number of cases since cases have been tracked since 2001.

24 Filipinos, 12 Japanese, and 1 South Korean were found to be victims of human trafficking in Japan from those cases.

In 2009, police in Japan identified 17 victims of human trafficking. In 2005, 116 victims were found.

Source: Kyodo, “Human trafficking cases in Japan at record low in 2010,” Mainichi Daily News, February 3, 2011.

1,930 victims of human trafficking from 20 countries were rescued in Malaysia between 2008 and 2010, according to the Home Ministry.

Source: Bernama, “Making school children aware of human trafficking,” The Star, January  22, 2011.

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.

“High-quality” brides trafficked from Myanmar are sold in rural Chinese villages for prices as high as $7,300 (50,000 Yuan)

Girls from Myanmar between the age of 16 to 18 are also sold in rural China for as little as $700.

(More human trafficking stories and articles.)

Source: Kathleen E. McLaughlin, “Borderland: Sex trafficking on the China-Myanmar border,” GlobalPost, October 26, 2010.

16 to 18 Year old source: David Henry Morton, “Trafficking in Foreign Women Rises in China,”  Voice of America, July 6, 2010.

Around 10,000 women are estimated to have been victims of human trafficking in Israel from the year 2000 to 2010.

Source: Shira Medding, “‘Women for sale’ store highlights sex trafficking in Israel,” CNN, October 25, 2010.

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.

Human traffickers working in Canada are estimated to make $275,000 (280,000 Canadian Dollars) per year from each victim under their control.

This amount is higher than the $67,200 average reported by the International Labor Organization.

(More underground economy income and profits.)

Source: Julian Sher, “Sex trafficking: a national disgrace,” Globe and Mail, October 15, 2010.