Child Trafficking Statistics

​GEORGIA STATS

  • Atlanta has been identified as one of the cities with the highest incidences of child sex trafficking (FBI, 2005; Urban Institute, 2014)

  • Between 200 – 400 adolescent girls are sold online per month (The Shapiro Group, 2010)

  • Approximately 65% of men who purchase sex with female children in Atlanta live in suburban areas outside the I-285 perimeter (The Shapiro Group, 2010)

  • Traffickers in Atlanta make an average of $33,000 per week (Urban Institute, 2014)

  • 7,200 men purchase sex from a minor every month in Georgia accounting for 8,700 sex acts (The Shapiro Group, 2010)

  • 91% of DMST victims in Georgia were enrolled in school at the time of their exploitation (Georgia Cares, 2016)

NATIONAL STATS
 

  • Trafficking is the fastest growing industry and second largest criminal enterprise in the United States (US Department of Justice, 2010; Urban Institute, 2014)

  • 244,000 – 325,000 children are at risk of being victimized by DMST in the U.S. every year (Estes & Weiner, 2001)

  • 100,000 children are forced into the sex slavery industry annually (missingkids.com)

  • The average age of entry into the commercial sex market for children is between 12 and 14 years old (sharedhope.org)

  • 1 in 6 reported endangered runaways are believed to be victims of child sex trafficking (missingkids.com)

  • Size of commercial sex economy in major U.S. cities ranges from an estimated $39 million – $290 million per year (Urban Institute, 2014)

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