WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
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The Department of Justice estimates that there are 300,000 children at risk of being trafficked into sexual slavery in the United States.
One in three runaway teens are picked up by a pimp/trafficker within 48 hours of leaving home and becoming homeless. Human Trafficking is a criminial business that profits from enslaving people for sexual servitute or exploitation and forced labor. It is the fastest growing and second largest criminal industry in the world today - second only to drug tra!cking and tied with illegal arms - according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Estimated number of people tra"cked into the U.S. each year is 14,500-17,500. Of this number, 50% are children. Ninety eight percent of sex trafficking victims are women and girls.
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about Human Trafficking
(Provided by UNODC)