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How Bad Is This Issue?


Human trafficking is a much larger issue than you think. Below are a few statistics reported by the U.S. State Department.

 ·        An estimated 17,000 victims are trafficked into the United States each year. According to the U.S. State Department, up to 800,000 people are trafficked around the world annually. (U.S. State Department)

·        Child/Human Trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world. Child/ human trafficking is the world’s second largest criminal enterprise, after drugs. (U.S. State Department)

·        Almost 300,000 American children are at risk for trafficking into the sex industry. (U.S. State Department)

·        Free the Slaves, a Washington D.C.- based nonprofit, estimates there to be up to 27 million active slaves in the world today, more than at the height of the Transatlantic slave trade.

 

To learn more about human trafficking, please play the video below.

Warning! This video may be inappropriate for children under the age of 13.

YouTube Video


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