1. There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today.
  1. According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across
    international borders every year. More than 70% are female and half are children. Many victims are
    runaway girls who were sexually abused as children.
  1. The National Human Trafficking Hotline receives more calls from Texas than any other state in the US. 15% of those calls are from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
  1. Human trafficking is the 3rd largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms
    trafficking). It reportedly generates a profit of $32 billion every year. Of that number, $15.5 billion is made in industrialized countries.
  1. The International Labor
    Organization estimates that women and girls represent the largest share of forced labor victims with 11.4 million trafficked victims (55%) compared to 9.5 million (45%) men.