America is the second highest destination for Trafficked women

Romans 1:28 “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.”

2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

Important Takeaways:

  • The Disturbing Reality of Human Trafficking and Children
  • Slavery is not dead at all. It is actually thriving and cashes in more than $8 million a year without any law that prohibits this type of slavery.
  • The total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion. Nearly 20,000 victims are sold and trafficked each year. This number includes the victims who are as young as 5 and 6 years of age.
  • According to UNICEF every two minutes a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation. 1.2 million children alone are being trafficked every year. This number excluded the millions already being held captive by trafficking. UNICEF also reports that approximately 30 million children have lost their childhood through sexual exploitation over the past 30 years.
  • People are trafficked from 127 countries and are exploited in 137 countries according to the United Nations.
  • America holds the title of “second highest destination in the world for trafficked women” (Wiehl, 2010). Between 14,500 and 17,500 victims are trafficked into the USA each year.
  • In most cases the average age of the prostitute or exploited victim is between 12 and 13 years old.
  • Catching predators in New York is also difficult because local officials have no authority under New York state law to arrest these people and protect their victims. Although Congress did pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) in 2000, it was underfunded and without enough money to support the act, there was not enough money to provide law enforcement.

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