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  • There are 27 million people in Slavery today. More people are in slavery now that at any time in human history. (Free the
  • 2.8 children run away each year in the US. Within 48 hours of hitting the streets. One-third of these children are lured or recruited into the underground world of prostitution and pornography (The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)
  • 300,000 children in the United States are at risk for commercial sexual exploitation (US Dept. of Justice)
  • After drug dealing, human trafficking is tied with the illegal arms industry as a the 2nd largest criminal industry in the world today, and it’s the fastest growing. (US Dept. of Health and Human Services)
  • Every minute 2 children become victims of sexual exploitation (
  • Michigan Ranks 2nd in the nation in human trafficking (Shared Hope International)
  • Sex traffickers use a variety of ways to “condition” their victims by subjecting them to starvation, rape, physical abuse, beating, confinement, threats of violence toward the victim and their families, forced drug use, and shame. ( Facts on Human Trafficking)
  • 3,562 children go missing every day. On average, 1.3 million children are reported missing in a given year. (Theresa Flores)
  • The average age of entry into prostitution is 12 to 14 years old. (Selah Freedom)
  • 76% percent of transactions for sex with underage girls start on the internet (Attorney General Bill Schutte)