A huge part of education and prevention is understanding what sex trafficking and sexual exploitation 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 (Karam, 2016)
The age of recruitment is as low as 12 years old (Ont Gov, 2019)
Ontario is home to 66% of all human trafficking in Canada (Ibrahim, 2018)
Trafficking in Ontario is most common along the 401 corridor, near airports and in metropolitan areas (Carville, Chattopadhyay, 2016)
The Indigenous community makes up only 4% of Canada’s population, yet 50-70% of people trafficked in Canada are Indigenous (Roudometkina, Wakeford, 2018)
The biggest risk factor for being trafficked in Canada is being a girl (Canadian Women's Foundation, 2014)
An estimated 40.3 million people are trafficked annually. (ILO, 2017)
25% of the persons trafficked are children. (ILO, 2017)
99% of people trafficked for sexual exploitation are women and girls. (ILO, 2017)
50% of people caught in sex trafficking say they were forced into pornography at one time. (Beck, 2019)
In the Philippines, most people who are trafficked are young and female, and most are from the city of Manila, where Fight4Freedom is working. (National Police Commission)
60% of trafficking in East Asia is sex trafficking (United Nations, 2018)
Exact statistics and reliable data on sex trafficking are hard to track comprehensively due to its secretive nature. There are cases that go unrecorded or unprosecuted.