Facts

2014 STATISTICS

  • Annual profits from human trafficking exceed $61.7 billion US dollars (2011)
  • 161 countries serve as a source, transit or destination countries (2006)

A TRAFFICKERS PROFILE

  • 52% of traffickers recruiting victims are men
  • 42% are women
  • 6% are young adults (both genders)
  • In 54% of cases recruiter was a stranger to victim

 

SUMMARY OF ILLICIT MARKETS & VALUES

  • Drugs $320 billion
  • Humans $31.6 billion
  • Human organs $614 mm to $1.2 billion
  • Wildlife $7.8- $10 billion
  • Small arms & light weapons $300mm- $1.2 billion
  • Counterfeiting pharmaceuticals $35-$40 billion

Source: Jeremy Haken: Transnational Crime in The Developing World Report February 2011

 

CITIES WITH HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF TRAFFICKED VICTIMS IN THE UNITED STATES

  1. New York
  2. Washington D.C.
  3. Chicago
  4. Atlanta
  5. Miami

FLOW OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

  • Most trafficking victims originate in developing countries.
  • A large percentage of victims are destined for the developed world.
  • According to the 2006 UNDOC Report principal destinations include: United States, Canada, European Union, Japan, and Australia.

Source: Patrick Belser, Transnational Crime in The Developing World Report February 2011