Human Trafficking a/k/a Modern Slavery is “the largest slave trade in history” of mankind.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING AFFECTS ALL GENDER, RACE, NATIONALITY, AGE, AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS - IT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE, THEREFORE, NO GROUP OF PEOPLE ARE EXEMPT.
Traffickers prey of those with unmet needs, offers to fill those needs by force, fraud, or coercion.
America is #1 in the world for the origin of human trafficking victims, according to the Department of State. Followed by Mexico and the Philippines.
Florida has the 3rd-highest number of human trafficking cases prosecuted in federal court, behind only California and Texas.
Dade County is #1 in sex trafficking in Florida, according to the federal government.
Broward County ranks #1 in the tri-county area for the most multi-victim human trafficking cases.
Only 1% of human trafficking victims are rescued of the 40 million victims worldwide.
According to the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, over One million children worldwide are missing each year.
According to the NCMEC 337,195 children were reported missing in the USA in 2021; 365,348 in 2020; 421,394 in 2019; 424,066 in 2018; and, 464,324 in 2017. 2020-21 shows a decline of almost 100k less than previous years.
Each year approx. 300,000 American children are at risk for sexual exploitation.
98% of sex trafficking victims are women and girls.
85% of all confirmed cases in the USA are American born citizens.
The U.S. Department of Labor has identified 148 goods from 75 countries made by forced and child labor.
1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys are sexually assaulted by age 18.
11-13 years old is the average age a child enters the commercial sex trade.
Up to 90% of minor victims are controlled by pimps.
1 in 5 youths receive sexual solicitation on the internet.
According to the United Nations, human trafficking is in every country worldwide.
The value of the human trafficking industry is 150 billion dollars and growing.
Federal statistics show that some victims are sold for sex up to 20 times a day, 7 days per week, and traffickers make between $150,000 and $200,000 a year for each person they sell for sex – sex slaves.
Within 48 hours of running away, 1 in 3 runaways are lured into sex trafficking or pornography.
According to NCMEC, “1.6 and 2.8 million youth run away each year in the U.S.”
According to the US Department of State, many sex trafficking victims were in the foster care system. Homelessness is another major vulnerability.
According to the Department of Children and Family (DCF), most sex trafficked children in Broward County are black girls from the general community.
PREVENTION AND AWARENESS EDUCATION SAVE LIVES!
• Poverty wrong place/wrong time.
• Lack of an education.
• Lack of job opportunities.
• Race (Black & Hispanic girls).
• Social Caste.
• Unstable family situation (children in welfare system/foster care).
• Lack of social support (looking for love and acceptance).
• Internally displaced people and refugees.
• Preference for younger victims (younger victims are easily controlled and defenseless.).
• Being Human - Anyone can become a victim of human trafficking; it does not discriminate and affects all races and socio-economic status.
Anywhere: social media websites, video games, clubs,
telephone chat-lines, after school programs, on the streets, libraries
sports activities, or in shopping malls.
FOR HELP CALL
Florida Abuse Hotline
1 (800) 962 2873 (ABUSE)
National Human Trafficking Hotline
1 (888) 373 – 7888
National Human Trafficking Textline
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
1 (800) 842-5678
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Nancy J. Cotterman
Center 24 Hour Sexual Assault Helpline
(Broward County's only Certified Rape Crisis and Accredited Children's Advocacy Center.)
Woman in Distress 24 Hour Crisis Hotline
Social Care Network
food, housing, goods, transit, education, health, care legal etc.
Enter your zipcode to search for services.
What are Human Rights ?
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race,
sex (fe/male), nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.
HUMAN RIGHTS INCLUDE:
The right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion, and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination. United Nation