THE DIRTY BUSINESS OF CHILD TRAFFICKING SERIES

What is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world? What brings in $12 billion a year to the dirty people behind it? The answer is child trafficking. 

For the next 6 weeks, this blog will bring light to this dirty business, and hopefully raise the awareness to help us put a stop to it. Here are a few statistics from UNICEF and The Stop Child Trafficking Now Organization. The numbers are staggering.

  1. There are an estimated 1.2 million children who are victims of child trafficking
  2. Within 48 hours of a child running away from home, one-third are lured or recruited into the world of pornography and prostitution.
  3. The average age of a sex trade victim is 12 years of age
  4. Women and girls make up 80 percent of the victims
  5. 50 percent of all victims are minors
  6. 300,000 children according to the US department of Justice are at risk each year for commercial sexual exploitation.
  7. 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, and 50 percent are children

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