According to the International Labor Organization, there were 12. 3 million victims of human trafficking in 2009. The victims were trafficked for sex, labor, debt bondage and to serve as child soldiers.
According to the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center, 83 percent of all human trafficking cases in the United States involves prostitution.
Human trafficking of women into Australia were originally from Thailand, South Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia. The top cities for human trafficking in Australia is Sydney and Melbourne.
In 2009, 138 human trafficking cases were reported in Thailand’s fishing industry, three times more than the year before.
Human trafficking victims in South Africa who work in the prostitution industry have a 90 percent infection rate of H.I.V.
Human trafficking in Myanmar leads to several thousands of people being trafficked out of the country each year, according to the United Nations. The main destination of the human trafficking market from Myanmar is China, followed by Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Between 2005 and 2010, police in Vietnam reported that there were 3,600 human traffickers working in 235 human trafficking rings within the country.
Human trafficking of Romanian girls leads them to be sold to the prostitution industry of Western Europe at prices between $3,000 and $6,000 (2,500 Euros to 5,000 Euros).
According to the FBI, 20 percent of all human trafficking cases handled by the agency involves victims from Mexico.
In 2009, the US Federal Court System handled more than 1,600 cases of child pornography, up from 100 in earlier years. The huge increase in cases was attributed to the Internet. The average sentence for someone viewing and receiving child pornography was 91 months in 2007, up from 21 months in 1997.