Human Trafficking in Toledo, Oh And Around the World

How serious is sexual exploitation, especially when you live near Ohio?
Did you know...
1. The U.S. Government estimates that 30 M people around the world are forced into human trafficking.
2.  As an organized crime with tons of people involved, sexual exploitation is said to be the 2nd most profitable crime in the world
3.  Around 20 K people are harbored into the U.S. for labor or sexual exploitation each year.


Toledo Trafficking:
Toledo, Ohio is said to be the 3rd largest hot spot for human trafficking in the U.S.  Since Toledo is known for human trafficking, it's cited by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for trafficking children into commercial exploitation. Toledo is known as the "Toledo Getaway" as a getaway from mostly Las Vegas. It's just one of the getaway cities; others are: Pasco, WA , Portland, OR , Miami, FL. Many of the females that are in trafficking are runaways from parents that abuse drugs. 1,000+ victims of human trafficking whose parents were drug addicts were from Toledo.
The majority ages are between 18-24 years old but has started as early as 6 months of age. An estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked every year. 95% of the victims are abused physically and sexually during trafficking labor. 43% of the victims are forced for commercial trafficking; 98% are women and girls. 32% of the victims were used for force economic trafficking; 56% of which were women and girls.
Only 5,808 prosecutions and 3,160 convictions took place in 2006. This means that for every 800 people trafficked only one person was convicted in 2006.