CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING STATISTICS

63% of underage sex trafficking victims said they had been advertised or sold online. (Report on the Use of Technology to Recruit, Groom and Sell Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Victims, Thorn, 2015)

A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child each year and exploits an average of 4-6 girls. (Trafficked Teen Girls Describe Life In ‘The Game’, NPR, 2010)

One in six endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2016 were likely sex trafficking victims. (Missing Kids)

Of the DMST survivors that participated in Thorn’s 2013 national survey:

  • 63% were sold via the Internet at some point during 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.

Child Pornography Stats

Child Exploitation & Tech

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