“No person should ever be sold, exploited, or dehumanized. A society is measured by how it treats its weakest. Those most vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking are often those who are most marginalized. We must do everything possible to protect vulnerable individuals, particularly those marginalized by virtue of poverty, race, youth, and foster care. Individuals who are being exploited in our communities are often unseen. It is essential to begin to recognize, respond to, protect, and restore the dignity of those who are being victimized and punish the buyers who exploit girls and women.”

– Christine Cesca, Survivor of Sex Trafficking



of trafficked youth
have prior child
welfare involvement.


Between 70 and 95 percent of people in prostitution have been physically assaulted.


Average age that a pimp recruits a girl into prostitution.


The National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline received 3,598 reports of human trafficking in 2014.


Number of children worldwide who are victims of human trafficking each year.

$9.5 million

Amount generated by human trafficking each year in the United States.


of victims in federal investigations of confirmed sex trafficking incidents were identified as U.S. citizens.


In the U.S., Women and girls from racial minorities are disproportionately recruited by sex traffickers.

$150 billion

Amount generated globally by the human trafficking industry.

On any given night in New York State, more than 4,000 underage youth are the victims of sex trafficking.


Percentage of people in prostitution that have been raped by pimps and sex buyers.

A pimp can make $150,000 – $200,000 per child each year and the average pimp has 4 to 6 girls.