The Scariest Fact About Human Trafficking

Posted: October 20, 2015 in Human Trafficking Is...
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The business of human trafficking is kept hidden in the shadows, which makes obtaining facts regarding human trafficking nearly impossible. So law enforcement, government agencies, and agencies working to eradicate human trafficking, are forced to make generalizations and assumptions based on the facts they do receive.

One such “fact” is this:

“Every 30 seconds, someone becomes the victim of human trafficking.”

Taking statistics from a number of sources such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children while also factoring in the denseness of the population globally, the A21 organization has created this estimated calculation.

A staggering 27 million people are in human bondage worldwide. This wouldn’t be a booming business if traffickers were not constantly building their inventory nor replenishing their inventory with fresh bodies every time a victim was either rescued, or more likely, passed away due to their abuse.

(photo courtesy of A21)

To bring an end to human trafficking, we first must make aware the dangers.

Education and awareness are the keys.

People who continue to turn a blind eye to the existence of human trafficking are more susceptible to becoming a victim themselves.

Share what you know with EVERYONE. If your church or place of worship doesn’t have a human trafficking awareness group, start one. Talk to your local government leaders or law enforcement about what they are doing to end human trafficking in your area.

Together, we CAN make a difference.


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