Human Trafficking

Human trafficking generates $9.5 billion yearly in the United States. (United Nations)human-trafficking

  • Approximately 300,000 children are at risk of being prostituted in the United States. (U.S. Department of Justice)
  • The average age of entry into prostitution for a child victim in the United States is 13-14 years old. (U.S. Department of Justice)
  • A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child each year and the average pimp has 4 to 6 girls. (U.S. Justice Department, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
  • The average victim may be forced to have sex up to 20-48 times a day. (Polaris Project)
  • Fewer than 100 beds are available in the United States for underage victims. (Health and Human Services)
  • Department Of Justice has identified the top twenty human trafficking jurisdictions in the country:” Houston• El Paso• Los Angeles• Atlanta• Chicago• Charlotte• Miami• Las Vegas• New York• Long Island• New Orleans• Washington, D.C.• Philadelphia• Phoenix• Richmond• San Diego• San Francisco• St Louis• Seattle• Tampa  (Department of Justice)
  • A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000per child each year and the average pimp has 4 to 6 girls. (U.S. Justice Department, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
  • One in three teens on the street will be lured toward prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home. (National Runaway Hotline

Sources for more information on what you can do to stop prevent Human Trafficking, and ways you can pray and support ministries that promote constructive ways to rehabilitate these individuals back into families and provide the gospel message to them, please visit:

The Polaris Project- Washington D.C.
http://www.polarisproject.org/

The Covering House-St. Louis, Missouri
http://thecoveringhouse.org/

Exploit No More- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
http://exploitnomore.org/