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Globally, the average cost of a slave is €120.

Trafficking primarily involves exploitation which comes in many forms, including:

– Forcing victims into prostitution
– Subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude
– Compelling victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography
– Misleading victims into debt bondage

It’s estimated 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labour exploitation.

  • Nearly 70 percent are female and many are children.
  • Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking).
  • It reportedly generates a profit of $32 billion every year. Around half which is made in the developed world.
  • Trafficked victims come from all age groups, however many are female and under 18 years old.
  • Only 1-2 percent of victims are rescued
  • Only 1 in 100,000 Europeans involved in trafficking are convicted
  • Approximately 30 million children have lost their childhood through sexual exploitation over the past 30 years.
  • Sexual slaves are raped up to 40 times per day.
  • Every 2 minutes, a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation