Trafficking Statistics:

  • There are estimated 600,000 to 800,000 children, women and men trafficked across international borders annually. (US Dept of State).
  • Approximately 80% of human trafficking victims are women and girls, up to 50% are minors. (US Dept of State)
  • It is estimated that there are approximately 27 million slaves around the world.
  • The average cost of a slave around the world is $90.
  • Worldwide, there are nearly two million children in the commercial sex trade. (UNICEF)
  • The total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion. (UN)
  • 68% of female sex trafficking victims meet the clinical criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Around half of trafficking victims in the world are under the age of 18.
  • (Source: I’m Aware)

Domestic Violence Statistics:

  • On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.
  • Nearly, 15% of women (14.8%) and 4% of men have been injured as a result of IPV that included rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • 81% of women who experienced rape, stalking, or physical violence by an intimate partner reported significant short- or long-term impacts such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury.
  • About 84% of victims are psychologically abused by their partners, half are physically abused, and one-third experiences sexual coercion.
  • 30 to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.
  • One study in North America found that children who were exposed to violence in the home were 15 times more likely to be physically and/or sexually assaulted than the national average.
  • The U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse and Neglect suggests that domestic violence may be the single major precursor to child abuse and neglect fatalities in this country.
  • (Source: The National Domestic Violence Hotline)