- “Atlanta was named by the FBI as one of 14 US cities with the highest rate of children used in prostitution.
- In Georgia, 12,400 men purchase sex with young women in a given month; more than 27,000 men purchase sex with young women in Georgia more than once per year.
- Approximately 100 adolescent females are sexually exploited each night in Georgia.
- In Georgia, adolescent females controlled by the child sex trafficking trade are sexually exploited by an adult male on an average of three times per night.
- 42% of men who buy sex either seek out young girls, or are willing to disregard all signs that the woman they are about to have sex with is an adolescent.
- 82.1% of victims in sex trafficking incidents were identified as US citizens.
- 40.4% of all suspected trafficking incidents were child-related and classified as “prostitution or sexual exploitation of a child.” ~Innocence Atlanta
13 January 2014 – January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
- Sex Trafficking Is Atlanta’s Dirty Little Secret
- Various Perspectives on the Status of Trafficking in ATL
- Groups Fighting Sex Trafficking (2012)
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