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Trafficking By The Numbers

• In 2009, there were 5,606 trafficking prosecutions reported worldwide and 4,166 convictions. The majority of those prosecutions were sexual trafficking cases. (State Dept: Trafficking in Persons Report 2010)

ʉۢ In 2009 there were 49,105 trafficking victims identified and reported worldwide. (State Dept: Trafficking in Persons Report 2010)

ʉۢ Number of adults and children in forced labor, bonded labor, and forced prostitution around the world: 12.3 million. (State Dept: Trafficking in Persons Report 2010)

ʉۢ Prevalence of trafficking victims in the world: 1.8 per 1,000 inhabitants (State Dept: Trafficking in Persons Report 2010)

ʉۢ Prevalence of trafficking victims in Asia and the Pacific: 3 per 1,000 inhabitants (State Dept: Trafficking in Persons Report 2010)

ʉۢ For every one trafficking victim forced into prostitution, nine trafficking victims are forced to work without wages. (State Dept: Trafficking in Persons Report 2010)

ʉۢ There are an estimated 1.2 million children being trafficked each year. (UNICEF)

ʉۢ Worldwide, two-thirds of the identified victims were women and 13% were girls. However, this data could under-represent labor victims and male victims due to the priorities of local law enforcement, which often are focused on preventing underage and sexual trafficking. (Global Report On Trafficking In Persons, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)

ʉۢ In the US during 2007, there were 103 convictions of human traffickers; 86 cases involved sexual exploitation and 17 involved forced labor. (Global Report On Trafficking In Persons, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)

www.wgbh.org/articles/Human-Trafficking-Trafficking-by-the-numbers-285

 2012-01-24

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