NCMEC reviewed 17.3 million images and videos of suspected child pornography in its victim identification program in 2011 — nearly 4000% more than in 2007.
One in seven endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2013 were likely sex trafficking victims.
(www.missingkids.com; October 2013)
Of the domestic minor sex trafficking survivors participating in Thorn’s national survey:
- 70% were sold online at some point in their trafficking situation.
- 75% had access to a cell phone while they were being trafficked.
- 71% had access to the Internet while they were being trafficked.
19% of identified offenders in a survey had images of children younger than 3 years old; 39% younger than 6 years old; and 83% younger than 12 years old.
MILLION IP ADDRESSES
In 2009, police and law enforcement agencies discovered close to 22 million public I.P. addresses that were offering pornographic images of children through peer to peer file sharing.
MILLION IP ADDRESSES IN THE US
Almost 10 million of the I.P. addresses that were involved in file sharing were located in the United States.
The most frequently submitted images of identified victims in the last five years reveals that nearly half add a level of additional violence (e.g., bondage, sadomachism) to the abuse of the children.