Statistics

Human Trafficking

  • Be forced to live in subpar conditions (living in the same place as they work; living in a space that does not have heat, running water, or electricity; living with many people sharing the same, small space)

  • Not be allowed to talk to anyone alone or without supervision

  • Be coached on how to respond to inquiries from others including police and other authority figures

 

  • 4.8 million people are trafficked for forced sexual exploitation.

  • 3.8 million adults are trafficked for forced sexual exploitation and 1.0 million children are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation.

  • According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, California consistently has the highest number of human trafficking incidents reported in the United States.

  • At any given time in 2016, an estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 million in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage. [1]

  • It means there are 5.4 victims of modern slavery for every 1,000 people in the world.

  • 1 in 4 victims of modern slavery are children. [1]

  • Out of the 24.9 million people trapped in forced labour, 16 million people are exploited in the private sector such as domestic work, construction or agriculture; 4.8 million persons in forced sexual exploitation, and 4 million persons in forced labour imposed by state authorities. [1]

  • Women and girls are disproportionately affected by forced labour, accounting for 99% of victims in the commercial sex industry, and 58% in other sectors. [1]

  • 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.

Domestic Violence

  • Between 21% and 37% of women experience domestic violence during their lifetimes.

  • Research in primary care settings indicates that 3.4-5.5% of patients have experienced domestic violence within the last year.

  • Women aged 16 to 24 experience the highest rate of partner violence per capita.

  • The reported rate of teen dating violence among adolescents varies from 25-60%.

  • A national survey of 6,000 American families revealed that 50% of the men who frequently assaulted their wives, also frequently abused their children.

  • Approximately 14% of women being treated in emergency departments were victims of domestic violence within the last year.

  • Studies estimate that between 3% and 5% of the elderly population have been abused. The Senate Special

  • Committee on Aging estimates that there may be as many as 5 million elders abused every year.

  • Each year, between 50,000 and 100,000 lesbian women and as many as 500,000 gay men are battered in the U.S.

Sources

“H.E.A.T. Watch – Stop Human Exploitation and Trafficking.” Human Trafficking: Statistics - H.E.A.T.Watch, www.heatwatch.org/human_trafficking/statistics.

“Human Trafficking Statistics & Facts.” Safe Horizon, www.safehorizon.org/get-informed/human-trafficking-statistics-facts/#statistics-and-facts/.

Michael R. Bloomberg. Medical Providers' Guide to Managing the Care of Domestic Violence Patients Within a Cultural Context, New York City Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence.