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Human Trafficking

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Human trafficking

What is human trafficking?

Human trafficking is a trade of humans. It is a worldwide crime where despicable people kidnap children, men, and women and ship them off to foreign countries and sell them to people and auctions for thousands of pounds each year starting at 8 – 99 billion pounds!

Human trafficking is punishable under state law by a prison sentence of up to five years or, if the victim is under the age of 18, by a state prison sentence of up to eight years. Some countries and cultures are putting laws in place to try and prevent human trafficking. However others are behind with no trafficking laws at all.

It’s estimated that there are from 20-40 million people in modern slavery today. In the world today half of all victims are aged between 19 and 33 years old. India is at the top of the list for human trafficking with 14 million victims. Pakistan, Thailand, China, India, and Bangladesh are in the top 10 for countries with the largest number of trafficking victims around the world.

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