- 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)