National Data & Resources 2018-04-03T10:53:34+00:00

National Data & Resources

Nationally, between

100,000 

AND 

300,000 

US MINORS

are victims of commercial sexual exploitation.

Source: Estes, R. J., & Weiner, N. A. (2002)

The Department of Justice estimates the most frequent age of entry into the commercial sex industry in the United States is

12 to 14 

YEARS OLD

Between 70% to 90% of commercially sexually exploited youth

ARE SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE.

And as many as 98% of street-based sex workers experience violence in their line of work.

Source: Murphy, P. (1993)

NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING RESOURCE CENTER

Hotline: 1-888-373-7888

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is a national, anti-trafficking hotline and resource center serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States.  The toll-free hotline answered live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Callers can speak with the hotline in English or Spanish, or in more than 200 additional languages using a 24-hour tele-interpreting service.

www.traffickingresourcecenter.org

HOMELAND SECURITY – THE BLUE CAMPAIGN

The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law enforcement, government, non-governmental and private organizations, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and to bring those who exploit human lives to justice.

www.dhs.gov/blue-campaign

GIRLS EDUCATIONAL MENTORING SERVICES (GEMS)

Girls Educational & Mentoring Services (GEMS) is the only organization in New York State specifically designed to serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.

www.gems-girls.org

POLARIS PROJECT

Texting Hotline: Text to: BeFree (233733)

Polaris is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery and restore freedom to survivors.

www.polarisproject.org

MY LIFE MY CHOICE

Harnessing the strength of the collective voices of survivors, My Life My Choice empowers vulnerable youth to be agents of change in their own lives and in the movement to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
www.fightingexploitation.org/