Friday, October 23, 2015

Human Trafficking: Money

Exchange (2014)
wood, ceramic, paper, acrylic
12x5x7 in

"Modern slavery is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people around the world. And no matter where you live, chances are it's happening right down the street. From the girl forced into prostitution at a truck stop, to the man discovered in a restaurant kitchen, stripped of his passport and held against his will."                           (Polaris)


In the United States alone...


According to the United Nations, human trafficking generates $9.5 billion yearly in the United States.

A pimp can make $150,000-$200,000 per child each year and the averge pimp has 4 to 6 girls. (U.S. Justice Department, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children).

Revenue from U.S. online prostitution advertising totaling $45 million in 2013, surpassing a benchmark set when Craigslist abandoned its adult service section in September 2010. 




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