Posted on Jul 25, 2018
San Angelo Sunrise President Amber McNew was our speaker this morning, sharing her passion to combat Human Trafficking. 
President McNew shared 11 Facts about Human Trafficking
  • Globally, the average cost of a slave is $90.
  • Trafficking primarily involves exploitation which comes in may forms, including: forcing victims into prostitution, subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude and compelling victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography.
  • According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves the sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation.
  • There are approximately 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today.
  • According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which 80% are female and half are children.
  • The average age a teen enters the sex trade in the U.S. is 12 to 14 years old.Many victims are runaway girls who were sexually abused as children.
  • California harbors 3 of the FBI’s 13 highest child sex trafficking areas in the nation:Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.
  • The National Human Trafficking Hotline receives more calls from Texas than any other state in the U.S.15% of those calls are from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
  • Between 14,500 and 17,500 people are trafficked into the U.S. each year.
  • Human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry (behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking).It reportedly generated a profit of $32 billion every year.Of that number, $14.4 billion is made in industrialized countries.
  • The International Labour Organization estimates that women and girls represent the larges share of forced labor victims with 11.4 million trafficked victims (55%) compared to 9.5 million (45%) men.
Amber has made Human Trafficking one of her focus areas this year for our Club.  Let's all support President McNew and help combat Human Trafficking.