Updated January 31, 2017
Modern slavery is connected to a host of 21st century challenges — from environmental sustainability to advancing the lives of women and girls to combating transnational organized crime.
John F. Kerry, Secretary of State
2016 Trafficking in Persons Report, US Department of State, June 2016
Human trafficking is the third largest criminal industry in the world. The statistics are staggering but are vital for understanding the urgency to stop this heinous crime.
This infographic sheds light on the impact of human trafficking.
- Statistics on human trafficking victims and convictions around the world
- Common exploitative purposes for trafficking
- Illicit proceeds earned from trafficking and/or smuggling vulnerable people