Slavery Is a 21st Century Problem
Education leads to Prevention
Present Day Slavery
-1.2 Million children are trafficked each year
-75% of underage sex trafficking victims said they had been advertised or sold online.
-325,000 children are at risk for becoming victims of sexual exploitation in the United States.
-The average age of entry into the sex trade in America is 12 – 14 years old.
-A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child each year and exploits an average of 4-6 girls.
-One in six endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2013 were likely sex trafficking victims.
-Of the DMST survivors that participated in Thorn’s 2013 national survey:
63% were sold via the Internet at some point during their trafficking situation.
62% had access to a cell phone while they were being trafficked.
42% had access to the Internet while they were being trafficked.
Not All Trafficked Victims Are Kidnapped
Bring Back Our Girls
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