Understanding The Issue
Tools To Fight Sex Trafficking
Stats and Resources
If you see something, say something! Call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-3737-888 or contact Selah Freedom's intake line at 1-888-8-FREE-ME.
Top Indicators of Sex Trafficking/Exploitation
Top Statistics of Sex Trafficking/Exploitation*
Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018. United Nations Publication, Dec. 2018, www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/glotip/2018/GLOTiP_2018_BOOK_web_small.pdf.
The Issues: Child Sex Trafficking. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, www.missingkids.com/theissues/trafficking.
Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage. International Labour Organization, Walk Free Foundation, 2017.
Fisher, Nicole. Human Trafficking Is In Plain Sight. Are You Supporting It Without Knowing?Forbes, 28 Sept. 2017, www.forbes.com/sites/nicolefisher/2017/04/24/human-trafficking-in-plain-sight/#720b59ec51f8.
The State of the World’s Children 2006; Excluded and Invisible. UNICEF, Dec. 2005, www.unicef.org/sowc06/pdfs/sowc06_fullreport.pdf.
1) Kessler, G. (2015, May 28). The bogus claim that 300,000 U.S. children are ‘at risk’ of sexual exploitation. Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/05/28/the-bogus-claim-that-300000-u-s-children-are-at-risk-of-sexual-exploitation/?utm_term=.6ed3932e1d93
2) Center for Missing and Exploited Children http://www.missingkids.com/theissues/trafficking
3) Murphy, Laura. Loyola University and Modern Slavery Research Project (2017). Labor and Sex Trafficking Amoung Homeless Youth. http://voicesforflorida.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Loyola-Research-Results.pdf
Townsend, Catherine. Estimating a Child Sexual Abuse Prevalance Rates for Practitioners. Darkness 2 Light, Aug. 2013, www.d2l.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/PREVALENCE-RATE-WHITE-PAPER-D2L.pdf.
1.) The Issues: Child Sex Trafficking. National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, www.missingkids.com/theissues/trafficking.
2.) Bouche, Vanessa. A Report on the Use of Technology to Recruit, Groom and Sell Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victims. THORN, Jan. 2015, www.thorn.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Survivor_Survey_r5.pdf.
3.) 2017 Statistics from the Human Trafficking Hotline and BeFree Textline. Polaris, 2017, polarisproject.org/sites/default/files/2017NHTHStats (1).pdf.
UNICEF Unite: Fast Facts. UNICEF, www.unicefusa.org/sites/default/files/Fast Facts UNICEF USA.pdf.
Dank, Meredith, et al. Estimating the Size and and Structure of the Underground Commercial Sex Economy in Eight Major US Cities. Urban Institute, 12 Mar. 2014, www.urban.org/research/publication/estimating-size-and-structure-underground-commercial-sex-economy-eight-major-us-cities.
Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2018. United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Dec. 2018, www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/glotip/2018/GLOTiP_2018_BOOK_web_small.pdf.
Madigan, Sheri, et al. The Prevalence of Unwanted Online Sexual Exposure and Solicitation Among Youth: A Meta-Analysis. Elsevier Inc. , Aug. 2018, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29921546.
Monto, Martin, and Nick McRee. “A Comparison of the Male Customers of Female Street Prostitutes with National Samples of Men.” Vol. 49, no. 5, Oct. 2005, pp. 505–29., journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0306624X04272975.
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Can You Guess 2018’s Most Viewed Categories on the Largest Porn Site? Fight the New Drug, 9 July 2019, fightthenewdrug.org/pornhub-visitors-in-2018-and-review-of-top-searches/.
Kleinman, Alexis. Porn Sites Get More Visitors Each Month Than Netflix, Amazon and Twitter Combined. HuffPost, 4 May 2013, www.huffpost.com/entry/internet-porn-stats_n_3187682.
Farley, Melissa. “Renting an Organ for Ten Minutes: What Tricks Tell Us about Prostitution, Pornography, and Trafficking.” Pornography: Driving the Demand in International Sex Trafficking, edited by David E. Guinn and Julie DiCaro, Xlibris, 2007, 145.
1) National Center on Sexual Exploitation https://endsexualexploitation.org/wp-content/uploads/NCOSE_Pornography-PublicHealth_ResearchSummary_8-2_17_FINAL-with-logo.pdf
2) CPYU’s Digital Kid’s Initiative https://digitalkidsinitiative.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Children_and_Pornography_Factsheet-Revised-August-2014.pdf