While human trafficking may not seem like a prevalent problem in our everyday lives, the statistics show that the crime of trafficking is a very real issue affecting countless men, women and children across the globe. Here is a sample of some facts provided by the U.S. Department of Justice:
• Human trafficking is the third most profitable criminal activity, following drug and arms trafficking.
• An estimated $9.5 billion dollars is generated in annual revenue from human-trafficking activities.
• Each year an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 men, women and children are trafficked across international borders. Seventy percent of these are women and children, the majority of whom are forced into the commercial sex trade.
• East Asian and Pacific nationals represent the largest number of individuals trafficked into the U.S. Latin American and European natives follow.
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