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)
  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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