Posted by: Danielle | August 30, 2010

Human Trafficking: Facts And Statistics

Facts, figures, statistics, and a definition of human trafficking, modern day slavery. This is just one of the series of posts I am going to publish on this blog.

The United Nations Office On Drugs And Crime (UNODC) defines human trafficking as:”The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.”

The sexual exploitation of women and children as a result of human trafficking is estimated to earn 28 billion dollars a year.

27 million people are in modern day slavery across the world.

Anywhere between 700,000 to 2 million people are trafficked across international borders annually. 80% of these victims are women and young girls.

Over 1 million children enter the sex trade each year. Approximately 30 million children have lost their childhood through sexual exploitation in the last 30 years.

The average age of entry into prostitution is 12-14.

50% of transport victims are children. 80% are women and girls.

70% of female victims are trafficked into the commercial sex industry, 30% are forced into labor.

161 countries around the world are affected by human trafficking. 127 countries of origin, 98 transit countries, and 137 destination countries.

The human trafficking industry makes 32 billion dollars a year. 15.5 billion is made in industrialized countries, 9.7 billion is made in Asia, 13,000 dollars per year generated per each laborer. The number can be as high as 67,200 dollars per year per person.

14,500-17,500 foreign nationals are trafficked into the United States every year.

Victims of human trafficking are subject to: rape, torture, forced abortions, and starvation, and many other forms of abuse, and threats.

Some of the countries of destination include: Australia,Brazil,Cambodia,France,India,Israel,Japan,The Netherlands,Nigeria,Saudi Arabia,Untied Kingdom,United Arab Emirates,and The United States.



  1. I’m doing a research on human trafficking and would like to know the source of your article..

    • Hey, I’m doing an assessment on Human Trafficking and modern slavery and would really like to know where you got these statistics from, would help a bunch, thankyou !

      • just browse google….this is just the basic info….

  2. I would like to know the same thanks…

  3. same here!!!!

  4. I would like to be worker to help stop humantraffiking are the world I also have high knowlege to be able detected who is who I am african and now siting in Australia two years a go your can use me to ative what you what

  5. no way me too!

  6. I have a speech to do and i really need your last name for my reference page and what is your source of this article. Please reply.

  7. Thought article was good, coincides with another site’s article

  8. i have a public speech to present bin my class and would like to use excerpts from your log how do I would like to know your source of information.

  9. this article really does help researchers if only the source is known.i am doing a project on the topic and need the source of the article.please help……itz very important.

  10. i loved your article but there’s a typo…..

  11. Yea I need to know the source as well for my research project as well

  12. Me and 3 others are doing a Global issues topic, and this helps, may we use it?

  13. I want to help in stopping human trafficking….may I??

  14. Try this for research:

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