Washington D.C. - Department of Justice released a study of over 2,500 cases that were investigated for human trafficking. All cases occurred between January 2008 - June 2010.
Department of Justice defined human trafficking as "the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person to perform labor or a commercial sex act through force, fraud, or coercion. Any commercial sex act performed by a person under age 18 is considered human trafficking, regardless of whether force, fraud, or coercion is involved." under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
Some of the data uncovered:
- 94% of sex trafficking victims were female
- 83% of sex trafficking victims were US citizens
- 81% of confirmed suspects were male
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