Students Against Trafficking & Sexploitation 

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Sexual Slavery is real. Here are the facts:

 

Human Trafficking

  • Every 8 seconds, another person is sold into slavery (Exodus Cry)
  • Every 30 seconds a person is sold into sexual slavery (Wakepeopleup.com)
  • Minnesota ranks 13th for the highest rate of human trafficking of minors in the entire nation (US Justice Dept, FBI)
  • Minneapolis ranks 8th for the city with the highest rate of human trafficking (US Justice Dept)
  • 8,000-12,000 people in Minnesota are involved in sex trafficking every day (Breaking Free)
  • More than 82% of human trafficking is for the purpose of sexual exploitation (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
  • The human trafficking industry profits $32 billion dollars a year (Polaris Project)
  • Human trafficking generated $87 million dollars in revenue every single day (Wash Post)
  •  It is estimated that there are more than 30 million people currently enslaved (Not For Sale)
  • 94% of child sex trafficking victims are female, 83% are US citizens, 88% are minorities (US Dept. Just)
  • Approximately 16,000-18,000 people are trafficked into the US while 100,000-300,000 are trafficked domestically within the US each year (Department of Just). 
  • The UN approximates 600,000-800,000 people are trafficked internationally each year.
  • The average life expectancy of a prostitute is 5-7 years after she enters the industry. (“Young Lives For Sale” Bay Fang)
  • 80% of victims of human trafficking are female, 50% children (US Dept. of Justice)
  • The average age of a trafficking victim is 12 years old (A21 Campaign)
  • 1 in 3 children who run away from home will be sold for sex within only 48 hours of leaving home (Dept of Children and Families)
  • 90% of women in prostitution want to escape but feel they can't (Prostitution Research)
  • Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry behind the smuggling of drugs, but human trafficking is the most profitable and fastest-growing industry of all (US Dept. of HHS)
  • The UN reports only 1% of trafficking victims are ever rescued
  • 1 out 100,000 traffickers are convicted (A21 Campaign) 
  • 80% of women prostitutes from foreign countries were tricked into thinking that they were coming to the United States for legitimate work (National Institute of Justice)
  • 25% of all people who go on international child sex tours are from the U.S.(Wakepeopleup.com)
  • 85-95% of women in the sex industry were sexually abused or raped as children (Prostitution Research)
  • 71% of prostituted women have PTSD (Breaking Free)
  • Women involved in prostitution have a death rate that is 40 times higher than those not involved (Women's Law)
  • 95% of prostituted women are chemically dependant (Breaking Free)
  • 83% of women in prostitution were assaulted with a deadly weapon (Breaking Free)
  • Almost 60% of women were raped while in prostitution (Prostitution Research)
  • Some victims of trafficking said they serviced up to 40 men a day (A21 Campaign)
  • Most U.S. men (85%) who visit prostitutes have regular sexual partners and 60% of buyers are married (Prostitution Research)
  • Sex trafficking is the driving force in the world wide AIDS pandemic (Wakepeopleup.com)
  • Average cost of a slave during the African slave trade= $40,000, today= $90 (Kevin Bales/Free The Slaves)
  • Recruiters in 54% of trafficking cases were strangers, 46% of recruiters were known by the victim (UN)

Pornography

  • We spend 97 billion a year on porn, that’s over $3,000 EACH SECOND. NHL, NBA, MLB, NFL combined only generates 6-8 bill, porn is around 13x more (Internet Filter Review)
  • 90% of children ages 8-16 have viewed porn (Porn Harms)
  • The average age a child first sees porn online is 11 (Online Education)
  • 70% of men age 18-34 visit a porn site at least once a month (Online Education)
  • 80% of prostitutes said that purchasers showed them porn in order to illustrate specific acts they wanted performed (The Johns)
  • In a Utah State University study, more than half of male users said looking at porn led to problematic outcomes—social, spiritual, psychological, or relational (Men's Health)
  • The United States produces 89% of all pornography (Internet Filter Review)
  • 260 new pornography sites go online each day (Internet Filter Review)
  • San Fernando Valley is the porn capital of the world. It produces 90% of all pornographic films and releases 20,000 pornographic movies a year (XXXchurch)
  • 43% of all internet users view pornographic material. 1 out of 3 are female (XXXchurch)
  • 28,258 internet users are viewing porn EACH SECOND (Online Education)
  • 20% of men and 13% of women admit to watching porn online at work (Online Education)
  • "Sex" and "porn" are among the top 5 search terms for kids under 18 (XXXchurch)
  • 40 million Americans are regular visitors of porn sites (Online Education)
  • Only 3% of pornographic websites require age verification (XXXchurch)
  • 72% of pornography viewers are men, 28% women (Internet Filter Review)
  • At least 20% of porn users are pornography (Adult Video News)
  • 2.5 billion e-mails per day are pornographic (Online Education)
  • 1 out of 4 search engine requests are pornography related- 68 million a day (Online Education)
  • There are 116,000 searches for "child pornography" each day (Online Education)
  • 34% of internet users have experienced unwanted exposure to porn through pop-up ads or misdirected links and e-mails (Online Education)
  • 47% of Christians said pornography is a major problem in their home (Internet Filter Review)
  • The most popular day of the week for viewing porn is Sunday (Online Education)
  • Pornography use increased marital infidelity rate by more than 300% (Fight The New Drug)
  • 56% of divorces involve at least one partner having "an obsessive interest in pornographic websites" (Fight The New Drug)
  • More than 50% of people involved in cyber sex eventually lost interest in sex with a loved one (Fight The New Drug)
  • 58% of porn addicts suffer major financial loss and 1/3 lose their jobs (Fight The New Drug)
  • 88% of scenes in porn films  contain acts of physical aggression, 49% contain verbal aggression (Covenant Eyes)
  • 68% of young adult men ages 18-24 view porn at least once a week (Covenant Eyes)
  • 67% of young men and 49% of young women say viewing porn is an acceptable way to express one's sexuality (Covenant Eyes)
  • 70-80% of porn sites are free (Covenant Eyes)
  • In a study of the top fifty most viewed porn videos, researchers found that 88% of the videos contained acts of physical aggression (ie: slapping, gagging, spanking) and half included verbal aggression. Of all the videos researched, 90% contained at least one physically or verbally aggressive act. Twelve aggressive acts were averaged in each video (Gail Dines, Pornland))
  • 20% of internet surfers are addicted (Adult Video News)
  • 80% of perpetrators that have committed violent sex crimes possessed pornography at the scene of the crime or in their home (Fight The New Drug)
  • The Michigan Police Department found 41% of the sex crimes they investigated “used or imitated” pornography (Fight The New Drug)
  • A study done at the University of New Hampshire found the states with the highest rates of rape also had the highest subscription market for pornographic magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse (Fight The New Drug)
  • In numerous studies of convicted child sex offenders, 40-85% of child porn viewers committed actual sex crimes with children (Gail Dines, Pornland)
  • 9 out of 10 Internet porn users only access free material, whether it be samples of pay material, illegally copied versions of pay material, or amateur material (Covenant Eyes)
  • 1 in 5 mobile searches are for pornography (Covenant Eyes)
  • 66% of porn performers have Herpes, 12-28% have sexually transmitted diseases, and 7% have HIV (Covenant Eyes)
  • 79% of porn performers have used marijuana, and 50% have used ecstasy (Covenant Eyes)
  • Regular church attendees are 26% less likely to look at porn
  • Today, 68% of young adult men and 18% of women use porn at least once every week. Another 17% and another 30% of women use porn 1-2 times per month. This means for 85% of young men and nearly half of young women, watching porn is at least a monthly activity (Covenant Eyes)
  • Men are more than 543% more likely to view porn (Covenant Eyes)