Child Trafficking Statistics

In 2015, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimated that 1 out of 5 endangered runaways were likely child sex trafficking victims. 74% of children reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were in the care of social services or foster care when they ran.

The International Labour Organization estimates that there are more than 20 million victims of human trafficking globally. 26% of those victims are children.

For more information, visit our partners at the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, Shared Hope International and Polaris Project.

Want information on legislation and laws?

See Our Resources