Behind these numbers and Facts are faces and names. Every statistic represents a real person who longs to live with dignity and hope.
1out of 100
victims of trafficking is rescued
In India, 90% are those trafficked are domestic (intrastate and interstate) with 10% across international borders.
India's sex industry is about
2 million strong
>20% are children under age 16
According to a study done by ECPAT the average age of a trafficked girl has steadily fallen from 14 to 16 years to 10 to 14 years.
9 billion USD business
Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a 9 billion USD business in India and perhaps the fastest growing illegal trade in the world.
About 40% are children
A CBI statement said that studies and surveys sponsored by the ministry of women and child development estimated that about 40% of all India's prostitutes are children.