Who are Victims of Human Trafficking?
(Worldwide) • Approximately 600,000 to 800,000 victims annually are trafficked across international borders worldwide. • 70% of female victims are trafficked into the commercial sex trade industry. • 50% of trans-national victims are children. • 161 countries are identified as affected by Human Trafficking: 127 countries of origin, 98 transit countries, 137 destination countries. Who are Victims of Human Trafficking? (United States) • 14,500-17,500 foreign nationals are trafficked in the U.S. every year. • In the year 2000, 244,000 American children and youth were estimated to be at risk of child sexual exploitation, including commercial sexual exploitation. • 70% of trafficked individuals are female. Scope of the Problem in Rhode Island • Estimated 30 suspected & alleged sex trafficking brothels • Estimated that about 10 women per brothel service 10 johns a day (3,000 non-reported sexual assaults daily, 1,095,000 yearly) • Suspected brothels are in Central Falls, Cranston, East Provid