Human Trafficking Facts

Human Trafficking is a form of modern day slavery.  Victims of human trafficking are young children, teenagers, men and women.  Victims of human trafficking are subjected to force, fraud, or coercion, for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor.

Sex Trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such an act is under the age of 18. Sex trafficking represents 80% of all trafficking

 

FACTS:

  • 80% of Trafficking cases are Sex Trafficking.
  • Sex Trafficking generates $99 billion per year.
  • In Wisconsin, Human Trafficking exists in both urban and rural areas.
  • The first federal case of Human Trafficking was prosecuted in Wisconsin, in 2006.
  • In the US, the average age of entry into “prostitution” is 14. The youngest victim, that has been recovered, was 18 months old.
  • Approximately 300,000 children are at risk of being Sex Trafficked in the US.
  • One in three runaways will be lured toward “prostitution” within 48 hours of leaving home.
  • There are fewer than 100 beds in the entire US for displaced, underage victims.
  • The average pimp has 5 girls.
  • The average pimp grosses over $100k annually. “High end” pimps make millions.
  • Victims see an average of 30 “clients” per day. They work 7 days a week.
  • Milwaukee consistently ranks among the top five cities in the US for the recovery of trafficked adolescents. The highest numbers were reported in 2011.
  • Milwaukee is a hub for Sex Trafficking. It’s known as “the Harvard of Pimp School”.