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The sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking in Canada

93% of the individuals that are sex trafficked in Canada are Canadian, not foreigners.

Between 2009 and 2016, 35% of Canadian sex traffickers or pimps were between 18-24 years old and 31% were 25 to 34 years.

Males were accused in more than four in five (81%) incidents of human trafficking reported by police between 2009 and 2016.

First Nation, Inuit, and Métis women and girls, youth in care, runaway and homeless youth, persons with disabilities, refugees and migrants, and LGBTQ2 persons are most vulnerable of being trafficked.

Between 2009 and 2016, females under the age of 25 years represented 70% of all victims of police-reported human trafficking. 26% were less than 18 years old, and 44% were between 18 and 24 years.

Between 2009 and 2016, two-thirds (66%) of human trafficking offences reported by police between 2009 and 2016 were reported in Ontario, over one in ten (14%) incidents were reported in Quebec and just under one in ten (8%) were in Alberta.

2.4 million Canadians reported being sexually victimized as a child.

The sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking in Canada

93% of the individuals that are sex trafficked in Canada are Canadian, not foreigners.

Between 2009 and 2016, 35% of Canadian sex traffickers or pimps were between 18-24 years old and 31% were 25 to 34 years.

Males were accused in more than four in five (81%) incidents of human trafficking reported by police between 2009 and 2016.

First Nation, Inuit, and Métis women and girls, youth in care, runaway and homeless youth, persons with disabilities, refugees and migrants, and LGBTQ2 persons are most vulnerable of being trafficked.

Between 2009 and 2016, females under the age of 25 years represented 70% of all victims of police-reported human trafficking. 26% were less than 18 years old, and 44% were between 18 and 24 years.

Between 2009 and 2016, two-thirds (66%) of human trafficking offences reported by police between 2009 and 2016 were reported in Ontario, over one in ten (14%) incidents were reported in Quebec and just under one in ten (8%) were in Alberta.

2.4 million Canadians reported being sexual victimized as a child.

The sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking globally

As of 2014, at least 120 million girls under the age of 20 – about one in 10 – have been forced to engage in sex or perform other sexual acts.

Human trafficking is the second-largest organized crime in the world behind drug trafficking.

Every 2 minutes a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation.

The majority of children are recruited into sexual exploitation by a family member or friend.

Studies indicate that sexually exploited children serve between two and thirty clients per week, leading to an estimated base of anywhere between 100 to 1500 clients per year, per child.

The average trafficked victim is 11-13 years old.

The global economic impacts and costs resulting from the consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children could be as high as $7 trillion.

The sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking globally

As of 2014, at least 120 million girls under the age of 20 – about one in 10 – have been forced to engage in sex or perform other sexual acts.

Human trafficking is the second-largest organized crime in the world behind drug trafficking.

Every 2 minutes a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation.

The majority of children are recruited into sexual exploitation by a family member or friend.

Studies indicate that sexually exploited children serve between two and thirty clients per week, leading to an estimated base of anywhere between 100 to 1500 clients per year, per child.

The average trafficked victim is 11-13 years old.

The global economic impacts and costs resulting from the consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children could be as high as $7 trillion.

The sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking globally

As of 2014, at least 120 million girls under the age of 20 – about one in 10 – have been forced to engage in sex or perform other sexual acts.

Human trafficking is the second-largest organized crime in the world behind drug trafficking.

Every 2 minutes a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation.

The majority of children are recruited into sexual exploitation by a family member or friend.

Studies indicate that sexually exploited children serve between two and thirty clients per week, leading to an estimated base of anywhere between 100 to 1500 clients per year, per child.

The average trafficked victim is 11-13 years old.

The global economic impacts and costs resulting from the consequences of physical, psychological and sexual violence against children could be as high as $7 trillion.

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General Inquiries: info@onechild.ca
Youth Inquiries: youth@onechild.ca

1.905.886.2222