Law enforcement services in the United Kingdom state that there are 92 organized crime groups operating in the country that are known to be involved in human trafficking.
Islamists in the Western African country of Mali are buying children to serve as child soldiers from families. They are paying families $600 per child, according to an official from the United Nations.
According to reports from India, every six minuets a child goes missing in the country.
Over 90,000 children are officially reported missing every year in India. A non-governmental organization estimates that up to 10 times that amount, or 900,000 children, fall victim to human trafficking in India each year.
A three year investigation in human trafficking activity in the US state of Ohio found that out of 328 victims,…
According to the NGO End Child Prostitution in Kenya, in 2009 there were up to 50,000 children involved in the sex trade. Most of the customers of child prostitution were Kenyan nationals, as well as tourists from Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.
In 2012, child advocates reported that men were paying around $25 (2,000 Kenyan Shillings) to have sex with girls as young as 12.
Human trafficking experts in Thailand report that the age of the youngest girls in the prostitution industry in Thailand are between the ages of 11 to 15. Many of the girls enters the prostitution trade to make money for their families.
According to the Speaker of the City Council, around 4,000 minors are victims of human trafficking in New York City each year.Many of the victims are trafficked into the city through the cities airports.
A leader of an Non-Governmental organization in Thailand who works with child trafficking victims estimates that there are around 1,000 children being forced to work as beggars and flower sellers across popular tourist destinations in Thailand.
During the time period of 2004 to 2012, the number of international adoptions of children from Africa increased nearly 400 percent. In total, the number of children who were adopted from countries in Africa by parents in other countries during the 8 years was over 41,000.
Between 16,000 to 25,000 girls and women are estimated to be working in the prostitution industry in the US City of Chicago. One third of these females enter the sex trade at the age of 15, and 62 percent became prostitutes before the age of 18.