Online Advertising for Sex in the United States

Research conducted by AIM Group found that Backpage.com accounts for over 70 percent of prostitution advertising on the Internet in the United States. The advertising generates $22 Million a year for the website.

When previous market leader Craigslist stopped advertising prostitution on its website, the total online ads for prostitution dropped by over 50 percent.

(See all statistics on prostitution.)

Source:  Nicholas Kristof, “Where Pimps Peddle Their Goods,” New York Times, March 17, 2012.