Modern Day Slavery: The Causes Of Human Trafficking In The Third World

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Modern day slaves
Was slavery really ever stopped? To most people it is but, human trafficking has become the modern day slave trade. Happening every single day and not only in third world-countries. The U.S has become both a supplier and buyer in this world wide crime. What are the stats? Ark of hope for children reports there are an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 victims of human trafficking being sold and traded off every year internationally. With 50% led to believe to be children.In the U.S alone there are an estimated 14,500 to 17,500 people trafficked every year ranging from adults to even infants. Since 2012 there have been about 20.9 victims of trafficking with 1.5 million being here in the U.S. It is such a successful industry making $32 billion in all 50 states.

What types of trafficking is there ?
Primarily, the reasons this terrible act happens falls under three categories: sex trafficking, forced labor, debt bondage. Many people are taken, tricked, or coerced into being trafficked. Women are the some, if not the best market for traffickers; and unfortunately, children also are victims of trafficking. Sex trafficking is rather common and is typically the first thing people think about when they hear the word trafficking. If no one paid for sex, then there would be a substantial amount of less people being kidnapped. The dreaded things people will do to others

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