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Sex and Human Trafficking

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Sex Trafficking

Throughout the 21st century, the number of human beings being capture and put into sex trafficking and prostitution has risen. In 2013, about 270,000 young boys, girls, and women were forced into human trafficking in the United States alone and estimated 20.9 million in the world. The UN has also estimated that nearly 4,000,000 are trafficked each year. UNICEF has estimated that as many as 50% of all trafficking victims worldwide are minors and that as many as two thirds of those adolescents are at some point forced into the sex trade. This is a 52 billion dollar industry. Two kids are sold every minute, 120 per hour. In other cases mothers of these children would sell them off for money due to financial reason, which forces these children into this horrible misdemeanor, which no one should be a part of. What is human/sex trafficking per se? It is a version of slavery where of young women and minors being harboured and forced into prostitution. It is a major problem in not only foreign countries, but also in the United States. In the U.S, prostitution/human trafficking is in the top 10 of most common violations, number 1 in countries such as China, Ghana, Haiti, and ect. The numbers are rising, but why isn't anybody trying to stop this heinous crime? Law enforcements are not taking enough action to cease this horrific offense. Instead they are spending more time on (insert different crime). Human trafficking is not only prostitution, it is also kidnapping. Most victims in this felony are kidnapped. Do you think they just voluntarily wanted to be put into this? No, they are being captured and thrown into the streets to have sex for money with random strangers. Also being told to keep their mouth shut or else they...

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