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Child Sex Trafficking

  • 60% of all child sex trafficking victims have histories in the child welfare system
  • The average age of children involved in prostitutions when recovered by law enforcement is 14
  • On average, reported cases of abuse show that African American and Native youth are around 2x more likely to be abused by caretakers, guardians, or parents
  • The average age for girls entering the sex trade is 12
  • An estimated 100,000 children in the United States are trafficked
  • Over 10% of homeless youth engage in survival sex, exchanging sex for basic necessities like food and shelter