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Facts About Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is the act of illegal transporting, recruiting, harbouring, or transferring of individuals across geographic regions for the purpose of exploitation.

– 95% of trafficked victims are female: most under the age of 25.

– In Canada, indigenous people account for approximately 50% of sex trafficking victims.

– Trafficking is a hidden crime because victims are often frightened and unwilling to testify against the perpetrators. As a result, (60%) of trafficking cases in Canada have resulted in a decision of stayed or withdrawn whereas only 30% resulted in a guilty finding.

– On average, every trafficked woman in Canada generates just under $300,000 for her traffickers per year.

– According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation.

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