You may be wondering, “What modern slavery statistics do I need to know?” Well, this is a global problem that affects about 40 million people worldwide. It takes many forms, and it can happen anywhere – from your hometown to the other side of the world. Slavery includes sex trafficking, forced labor, and human trafficking.
The following infographic will help you understand this problem better:
Every year, an estimated 30.3 million children are trafficked for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor. Every day, enslaved persons suffer in unimaginable ways at the hands of greedy pimps and human traffickers. According to statistics, there are more slaves today than at any other period in history! This indicates that this problem has been going on longer than we’ve had cameras or even writing! Today, around 30 million people are enslaved worldwide, with another 15-30 million children being exploited as forced laborers.
Other essential statistics are:
– There are 21 million modern slaves worldwide.
– 71% of trafficking victims are women and girls, the majority being used for sexual exploitation.
– 62% of modern slavery cases documented were in Asia, with 22% more cases occurring in Africa than other continents.
We hope this information has been helpful to you.