A huge part of education and prevention is understanding what human trafficking and sex trafficking look like in our country and world. Below are a few statistics and resources to show the scope of trafficking and how it impacts our world
459 persons were accused of human trafficking between 2009-2014
The age of recruitment is as low as 12 or 13 years old
90% of people trafficked in Canada are from within Canada's borders (Canadian Women’s Foundation.
Ontario is home to 66% of all human trafficking in Canada
Human trafficking is most common in Ontario along the 401 corridor, near the airports, and in metropolitan areas.
People do not have to be moved in order to be trafficked. Someone can be trafficking in their own country, province, town, or even home.
The indigenous community makes up only 4% of Canada’s population, yet 50-70% of people trafficked in Canada are Indigenous
The biggest risk factor for trafficking in Canada is being a girl
Canada now has a human trafficking hotline! For information and support regarding human trafficking, you can call Canada’s confidential Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-833-900-1010 or visit www.canadianhumantraffickinghotline.ca
An estimated 40.3 million people are trafficked annually
25% of the persons trafficked are children
99% of people trafficked for sexual exploitation are women and girls
Sex Trafficking involves individuals being forced into various forms of sexual exploitation, including providing sexual services, exotic dancing, working in strip clubs, and in the production of pornography
Sex trafficking can occur in massage parlours, strip clubs, brothels, on the streets, in hotels, AirBnBs, or people’s homes.
50% of people caught in sex trafficking say they were forced into pornography at one time
In the Philippines, most people who are trafficked are young and female, and most are from the city of Manila, where Fight4Freedom is working
Labour Trafficking and Sex Trafficking are the most common forms of trafficking in the Philippines
60% of trafficking in East Asia is sex trafficking
Vulnerability factors include homelessness, low-self esteem, bullying, discrimination, poverty, abuse, isolation, mental health conditions, and substance use issues, among others.
Trafficking can be very hard to spot. The person who is trafficked as well as those around them may not even know that this is happening.
Join us in fighting for freedom and the end of sex trafficking.