Child Sex Trafficking in the United Kingdom

Out of the 202 children identified in the United Kingdom as victims of human trafficking in the first 9 months of 2011, over 25 percent of the children were trafficked for sexual purposes. Most of the children were between the ages of 14 to 16, and were mostly female.

67 children were from Africa, 63 children were from Asia, 50 were from Eastern Europe and 22 were from other areas of the world.

(Additional statistics on child trafficking.)

Source: “Children trafficked for ‘sex work and drug production’,” BBC News, October 18, 2011.