PROBLEM IN THE USA
Between 14,500 and 17,500 men, women, and children are trafficked into the United States each year
100,000 to 293,000 U.S. children are in danger of becoming sexual commodities, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
11 to 14 years old is the average age of a child being at risk of sexual exploitation in the U.S.
-U.S. Dept. of State Trafficking in Persons Report, 2010.
12 is the average age of entry into pornography and prostitution in the U.S., according to The US Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section
33% of a sample group of female commercial sex workers in Chicago began in the sex trade between the ages of 12 and 15, with 56% being 16 or younger.
-Investigation conducted by Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center
Human Trafficking affects men, women, and children of all ages, nationalities, education, and socio-economic status
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