Fresh Meat for Sale

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  • Globally, the average cost of a slave is $90.
  • According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation
  • There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today.
  • According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year. More than 70 percent are female and half are children.
  • The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 to 14-year-old.
  • Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year.
  • Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms).
    • It reportedly generates a profit of $32 billion every year.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:    www.humantrafficking.org/combat_trafficking

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3 thoughts on “Fresh Meat for Sale

  1. Probably my favorite work of yours – lots of deep meaning – i love the emotion in their eyes – and I LOVE the trace paper in front of the different backgrounds!

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