Child Trafficking Statistics

There are an estimated 100,000 – 300,000 children who are at risk for entering the U.S. commercial sex trade.

(U.S. Department of Justice Report)

The average age of entry into the sex trade in America is 12 – 14 years old.

The National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America’s Prostituted Children, Shared Hope International, May 2009.

A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child each year and exploits an average of 4-6 girls.


One in seven endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2013 were likely sex trafficking victims.

(Missing Kids)

ICAC [internet crimes against children] Task Forces noted a more than 1,000 percent increase in complaints of child sex trafficking from 2004 to 2008.

(Missing Kids)

Of the domestic minor sex trafficking survivors participating in Thorn’s national survey:

  • 63% were sold via the Internet at some point in their trafficking situation.
  • 62% had access to a cell phone while they were being trafficked.
  • 42% had access to the Internet while they were being trafficked.

It’s important for everyone to talk about child sex trafficking and educate themselves on this important issue. Click below to read child sex trafficking facts: