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325,000 children are at risk of becoming victims of sex trafficking in the United States.
The average age of a child forced into sex trafficking is 12 years of age.
1 in 3 homeless youth will be lured into sex trafficking with in 48 hours of leaving home.
The issue of Sex Trafficking and Prostitution amongst homeless youth is not only one of the most heartbreaking, but difficult to address. Many youth find one of the easiest ways to make money on the street is through prostitution. Or they find a place to stay through survival sex.
Unfortunately it doesn't stop that. Everyday youth are either tricked into prostitution or abducted an forced into sex trafficking. According to recent studies from the University of Pennsylvania, 1 in 5 homeless youth are victims of trafficking.
All of these youth are seeking a safe place to sleep, or work, or food, and in their vulnerable state are the perfect prey for sex traffickers.