The average lifespan of a trafficking victim is just seven years. Many die from attack, abuse, HIV and other STD's, malnutrition, overdose or suicide.
Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking Hotline, operated by Polaris, has received reports of 34,700 sex trafficking cases inside the United States.
In 2017, an estimated 1 out of 7 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely child sex trafficking victims. Of those, 88% were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran.
200,000 - the number of American children at risk for human trafficking
into the sex industry.
According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children.
The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 40.3 million victimes of human trafficking globally.