Defining Human and Sex Trafficking
According to U.S. law, human trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, using force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” And, “sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.”
Each year, depraved slave owners extract a total of $150 billion from the suffering and devastation of their victims.
According to the United Nations, the most common form of human trafficking is sex trafficking and through the sexual exploitation/torture of victims, brings in an estimated $99 billion per year. The Department of Justice has estimated that more than 50% of these exploited victims are children under the age of 17.
U.S. Children and Child Sex Trafficking
Contrary to popular belief, within the United States, American children are most vulnerable to becoming victims of sex trafficking. In fact, the risk of a child being a victim of sex trafficking is greater than their risk of death by suicide, murder, guns, and accidents combined.
Sex Trafficking Children-Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC)
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the number of prosecutions annually for the commercial sexual exploitation of children increased from 1,405 to 2,776 between the years 2004 to 2013, nearly doubling.
Who is Trafficking Children?
The demographics for those arrested for the sex trafficking of innocent children, were as follows:
97%-male, 82%-Caucasian, 97%-U.S. Citizens, 79%-no prior felony convictions.
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Sexual slavery has been called by survivors ‘a fate worse than death’ and many slaves are forcibly bound 24/7 when not servicing criminal customers to prevent them from escaping, or taking their own lives.
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Join us and combat one of the most heinous and fastest-growing crimes in our world!
Millions of suffering souls are crying out to you for help!
HUMAN AND SEX TRAFFICKING
Currently, there are between 20 and 30 million children and adults being held against their will in slavery.
Human trafficking is the world’s fastest-growing crime according to the Department of Defense, overtaking all other forms of crime including drug and arms trafficking.
However, of the 20-30 MILLION trafficking victims worldwide, only 1,038 cases of forced labor were prosecuted in 2016. It is no surprise then, that less than 1% of trafficking victims are ever rescued from slavery.
Our goal at Rahab Rescue Mission is to change this!