Prevalence of Abuse


Up-to-date statistics on human trafficking are notoriously hard to find. Many studies are outdated, have small sample sizes, or are inundated with stereotypes and personal agendas. Internet searches often consume a lot of time and take away from other work you could be doing. With that in mind, Safe House Project has compiled a list of statistics from reputable sources, including government agencies and peer-reviewed research.


Key Statistics About Abuse

  • Trafficking survivors reported experiencing an average of 6.25 out of 12 listed forms of violence during their trafficking experience.

  • 92% of trafficked women reported being subject to physical violence

  • 1 in 2 women experience trauma in their lifetime

  • 3 in 5 men experience trauma in their lifetime

  • 64% rise in child sexual abuse content reported to NCMEC between 2019 and 2020

  • 84% of female trafficking survivors reported previous childhood sexual abuse

  • A majority of child sex trafficking survivors have an ACEs score of 6 or higher

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