Human Trafficking in Numbers

For most of human history slaves were expensive, the average cost being around $40,000 in today’s money. That price has now fallen to an all-time historical low.The average slave costs around $90 today.


1 in 10 Children living in slavering in Haiti


But while more than 90% of murders are cleared up, only 1% of slavery cases are ever solved. Why? Every police department has a homicide squad, but only a handful of police departments have anyone assigned to human trafficking and slavery.


Organ trafficking accounts for around10%of the nearly 70,000 kidneytransplants performed worldwide annually, although as many as 15,000kidneys could be trafficked each year.


The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that 20% of the five million illegal immigrants in Russia are victims of forced labor, which is a form of trafficking.

First Known Use of HUMANTRAFFICKING1988


21-30 MILLION PEOPLE ARE TRAPPED IN SLAVERY AROUND THE WORLD TODAY. There are more people in slavery today than at any time in human history. This growth in the number of slaves is driven by the population explosion, widespread impoverishment of people and their resulting vulnerability, and government corruption so that people are not protected from the violence of enslavement. 


Each year between 800.000 & 4 millions of human being are deceived, recruited, transported from their homes and sold into slavery around the world


Slavery generates  $32 billion for traffickers each year


22% of slaves today are children under age 18

56% of slavery victims today are women

12% of slavery victims today are men


Mauritania has the highest percentage of its population in slavery: 4%


India has the largest number of people in slavery: 14 million


79% of slavery victims today are in sex slavery

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