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Thursday, March 07, 2013

human trafficking horror stats

Here are a couple horrific stats that illustrate why we need to address the issue of human trafficking:

*As many as 2.8 million children run away each year in the U.S. Within 48 hours of hitting the streets, one-third of these children are lured or recruited into the underground world of prostitution and pornography (1)

*After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest criminal industry in the world today (2)

*Michigan ranks 5th in the nation in human trafficking (3)
Sources:
  1. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  2. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement
  3. Shared Hope International

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