Up-to-date statistics on human trafficking are notoriously hard to find. Many studies are outdated, have small sample sizes, or are inundated with stereotypes and personal agendas. Internet searches often consume a lot of time and take away from other work you could be doing. With that in mind, Safe House Project has compiled a list of statistics from reputable sources, including government agencies and peer-reviewed research.
These statistics give insight into the amount of work left to do in legislation regarding ending human trafficking.
57.7% of juveniles arrested for prostitution were African American according to a 2020 report
51.6% of criminal human trafficking cases in 2018 involved only child victims
32 states have vacatur laws in place for survivors
19 of those 32 states will only vacate prostitution-specific charges