The Scope of Human Trafficking

Forced labour a US$150.2 billion per year industry worldwide1

Forced sexual exploitation a US$99 billion per year industry worldwide1

58% of victims trafficked for commercial sexual servitude2

36% of victims trafficked for forced labour2

75% of recorded human trafficking victims are women and girls2

27% of trafficking victims are children2

98% of sexual trafficking victims are female3

29.8 million people in modern slavery4

1.2 million children trafficked each year5

1. International Organization of Labor (2014). Profits and Poverty. The Economics of Forced Labour. 
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2. Trafficking in Persons Report. 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (2012). Trafficking in Persons Report. 
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3. International Organization of Labor (2012). ILO Global Estimate of Forced Labour: Results and Methodology. 
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4.Walk Free Foundation (2013). The Global Slavery Index 2013. 
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5. International Labour Organization (2002). Every Child Counts: New Global Estimates on Child Labour. 
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