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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Human traffickers in India have such a huge supply of children that the costs to sell a child is lower than farm animals.

According to a report in Reuters, child trafficking victims end up in forced labor conditions or as commercial sex workers by the traffickers who bought them.

In an example of how abundant the supply of children is, the report stated that children who are sold by human traffickers are sold for $12 to $45. By comparison, buffaloes are sold for up to $350.

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The Associated Press reported in July 2007 that “a U.S. State Department report released last month found that India has the world’s largest human trafficking problem.”

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In 2007, there were an estimated 1,000 human trafficking victims in Germany.



Human trafficking victims from Africa make up to 25 percent of all prostitutes in France.

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Estimates by security agencies and intelligence reports believe that between 10,000 to 12,000 people are entering France each year by human traffickers.

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Child trafficking within Colombia is estimated to impact between 6,000 to 11,000 children each year.

The children who become victims of human trafficking are forced to become child soldiers and other forced labor conditions.

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45,000 to 50,000 people from Colombia are believed to be involved in prostitution activities around the world.

The US State Department reports that a majority of those who are prostitutes are victims of human trafficking.

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1.2 million children are estimated to have been victims of human trafficking and forced into labor around the world.

The human traffickers who broker the sale of children make an estimated $15 Billion a year.

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The rate of people who are being trafficked from the Philippines and rescued in Singapore has been increasing in the last 3 years.

59 human trafficking victims from the Philippines were identified in Singapore in 2005.

In 2006, 125 human trafficking victims from the Philippines were recorded in Singapore.

.In 2007, human trafficking victims from the Philippines reached 212 victims in Singapore.

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According to a study by Free the Slaves and the Human Rights Center at the University of California Berkeley, an estimated 10,000 people are estimated to be working in forced labor conditions in the United States as a result of human trafficking. The study, “Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States,”  further states that the victims have been trafficked from over 35 countries, led by China and followed by Mexico and Vietnam.

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