Human Trafficking

The World's Third Worst Criminal Enterprises

Statistics

  • 27 million men, woman and children are enslaved around the world
  • 1.6 million of the enslaved are under the age of 18
  • estimated annual revenue of 32 billion yearly
  • average age of the sex trafficking industry in the US is 12 to 14
  • 800,000 people are trafflicked into sex and forced-labor throughtout the world everyday

More People are Enslaved Today Than in the 17th Century

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Conditions

  • They are trapped in lives of misery living in poor housing usually
  • Often beaten, starved, and forced to work as prostitutes or to take grueling jobs as domestic, restaurant, or factory workers with little or no pay


Outcomes


  • The captives are so afraid and intimidated that they rarely speak out against their traffickers, even when faced with an opportunity to escape
  • Some women enslaved become terrified of anybody in uniform, and completely dependent on their pimp
  • Some of the enslaved develop Stockholm Syndrome where they begin to identify with their captor