Numbers Don’t Lie
Vulnerabilities can put individuals in the path to be trafficked. Understand who is most at risk and what the human trafficking and sexual abuse landscape looks like according to raw, honest data.
of women experience at least one episode of violence from a husband or partner in their lifetimes.
of adult women and 12% of adolescent girls have experienced sexual assault or rape.
women are sexually assaulted each year. That's more than one per minute.
males are reported to be raped every year.
of women experience childhood sexual abuse before the age of 18.
of teenagers report being solicited for sex on the internet.
is the average age when childhood sexual abuse begins to happen to girls.
is the average age when childhood sexual abuse begins to happen to boys.
of women suffered physical abuse as children.
of men suffered physical abuse as children.
is the approximate number of runaways every year in the United States.
of runaways are lured into prostitution within 48 hours of leaving their homes.
children live on the streets in the United States.
of children between 6th and 10th grade are victims of bullying.
The above statistics come from:
- UN Women, “Facts and Figures: Ending Violence against Women”
- National Crime Center and Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, “Rape in America: A Report to the Nation” Arlington, VA (1992): 1-16
- The Children’s Assessment Center, “Child Sexual Abuse Facts,”
- U.S. Department of Justice, “Runaway/Thrownaway Children: National Estimates and Characteristics”
Let it not be said that I was silent when they needed me.
— William Wilberforce