Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DID YOU KNOW? 10 Facts About Modern Slavery

1. There are over 27 million slaves in the world today. That's the equivalent of...
  • Enslaving all of Texas.
  • Enslaving all of Saudi Arabia.
  • The total number of NFL ticket sales over nearly 2 full seasons.
2. There are currently more slaves worldwide than during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.

3. There are over 300,000 slaves in the United States. That is the equivalent of...
  • The number of people attending Disneyland over 9 days.
  • The population of New Orleans, LA.
  • The total number of children attending 500 elementary schools in the USA.

4. Over 14,000 people are trafficked into the United States each year.

5. The modern slave trade made over $32 billion in 2009. That's more than Google, Nike and Starbucks combined.

6. A runaway child will be contacted by human traffickers within 48 hours of running away.

7. The average age for a girl to enter into prostitution is 13 years old.

8. 85% of the people trafficked are women and children.

9. Human trafficking is the second largest criminal activity just behind drug trafficking.

10. There is a plan to end slavery by 2035.

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