Inside the Clubs, Human and Sex Trafficking, Modern Day Slavery
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HUMAN TRAFFICKING HOTLINE: 1-888-373-7888
A national, toll-free hotline, available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
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What is Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking or Modern Day Slavery?
Human Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery. (From Polaris Project)
Sex Trafficking is the recruitment, transportation (within national or across international borders), transfer, harboring, or of persons for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation. Sexual trafficking is accomplished by means of fraud, deception, threat of or use of force, abuse of a position of vulnerability, and other forms of coercion. (From Initiative Against Sex Trafficking)
Both are forms of Modern Day Slavery!
Statistics and Facts:
Every 30 seconds, another person becomes a victim!
- Traffickers can make up to $200,000/yr off one young girl (NBC report)
- 2nd largest crime worldwide is Human Trafficking
- 1 million+ = children globally exploited in Sex Trafficking
- $32 billion+ = total global market on Sex Trafficking
- 50% of trafficking victims are minors; 80% are women
- In the U.S. 100,000 children/young women are forced into prostitution and/or sex trafficking and up to 300,000 at risk
- 33% (1 out of 3) runaways are lured into prostitution w/in 48 hours or at least 150,000 children
- 75% have a pimp
- 2002 – 34% of arrests made were male consumers; 66% of arrests made were prostituted women/children
- 2005 – In Boston, for every male arrested, 11 females were taken into custody; with a 1:9 ratio in Chicago; and1:6 in NYC
- 2006 – In Las Vegas arrests made included 153 minors; 2 pimps and 0 buyers (Johns)
- Between Jan. 1994 and July 2007, some 1,496 domestically trafficked minors, from 40 states were identified in Las Vegas. A large portion of them were from California
(adapted and compiled from IJM; FBI; OASIS Proj; Shared Hope; NCMEC; Stop the Traffik Quiz; CAS; Youth Noise & other various sources)
Fact: Street prostitution; strip clubs; bars; adult entertainment theaters; pornography shops/emporiums; massage parlors; escort services; rent-by-the hour hotels can all be linked with sex trafficking.
Fact: The West Coast industry goes back to at least the mid-1800s. In San Francisco, 30-70 licensed massage parlors are suspected of being centers of prostitution. San Francisco is one of the major ports through which international women are brought into the US for sex trade. (Coalition Against Trafficking in Women; 2001)
Fact: The top 2 causes of death for prostituted women are murder and HIV/AIDS
Fact: 70-90% of trafficked victims have a history of sexual abuse – 20% of those were by a family member
Fact: 30% of prostituted women are or were pimped by a family member
Fact: The severity of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms are equivalent to those of treatment-seeking combat veterans and refugees from state organized torture
Fact: Nationwide there are only 80+/- beds for safe shelter, health and social services for trafficked victims
Fact: Since 1997, child pornography internet images has increased by 1500%
Fact: Out of 130 victims recently rescued, 100% of them were domestically trafficked, NOT internationally
Fact: The average age of entry into pornography & prostitution is 12-14 years, but children younger than 7 are also sold
Fact: In 1850, the cost of a slave was $40,000 (today’s equivalent); today, they are bought and sold for less than $100, or FREE
Fact: Sex Trafficking is the third most profitable business for organized crime, after drugs and arms dealing.