Human Trafficking And The United States Essay

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Globally, 27 million humans of both genders and a range of ages are enslaved (Adams, 2014). In the US, 17,500 humans are brought in each year “as victims of human trafficking” (Human Trafficking Ed., n.d.). Sadly, this number is actually estimated to be higher at 60,000 per year in the US (Human Trafficking Ed., n.d.). The Wake County sector of The Salvation Army points out that while drugs can be sold once, humans can be sold repeatedly (Adams, 2014). Not only does this increase criminal profit, but also so does the deflation of the cost for a human. “More people are enslaved today than at the height of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. When factoring inflation, the price of slave in 1809 was $40,000. As of 2009, the price of a human was $90” (Adams, 2014).
Globally, two thirds of human trafficking victims are female (UN News Centre, 2012). In the 2013 report by National Criminal Justice Reference Service, they reported that in the US, “four-fifths (83 percent) of victims in confirmed sex trafficking incidents were identified as U.S. citizens, while 67 percent of labor trafficking victims were classified as undocumented aliens and 28 percent as qualified aliens.” Of the sex trafficking cases, 98% were female. Of the labor trafficking cases, 68% were female (National Criminal Justice Reference Service, 2013). In regard to age of the victim, 62% were 25 or older in labor trafficking, and only 13% in sex trafficking were 25 or older (National…

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