-Average age of entry is 12-14 years old for girls, and 11-13 for boys
-300,000 children each year are at risk of some form of sexual exploitation
-60% of children exploited in prostitution are recruited by peers
-Majority of runaways, homeless, abused, and at-risk children are approached by pimps and drug dealers within 48 hours of landing on the streets. That equates to 1 out of 3 being lured into Sex Trafficking.
-As many as 2.8 million children run away each year in the US
-Children who are sexually abused earlier in childhood are 4x more likely to be targeted and victimized by commercial sexual exploitation
-Pimps use the internet, text messages, and digital web cameras to set up “dates” for their “girls”, making them more difficult to find