- Human trafficking is the fastest growing form of international crime.
- It's the second highest grossing illegal industry in the world.
- Only illegal drugs bring in more money.
- Traffickers can sell a drug once, but they can sell a child over and over again.
- 27 million men, women and children are slaves today.
- Each year, more than 1 million children are exploited in the global commercial sex trade. That's in addition to the children already enslaved.
- Human trafficking is a $32 billion a year industry.
- In the US, 100,000 children and young women are enslaved today. Their average age? 11
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