FAQ

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

FACTS

  • Sex trafficking occurs when a pimp, trafficker, controller, or even a family member uses force, fraud, and/or coercion to maintain control over an individual and causes him or her to engage in commercial sex acts such as stripping, pornography, or prostitution.

  • Human trafficking in the private economy generates $150 billion in illegal profits per year. (International Labour Organization)
  • Sex trafficking generated as much as $99 billion in illegal profits.
    (International Labour Organization)

 

  • Approximately 79,000 minors and youth are victims of sex trafficking in Texas.(Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work) and exponentially more are at risk of being prostituted across the United States each year.

 

  • As many as 1.6–2.8 million children run away each year in the United States, and within forty-eight hours of hitting the streets, a third of these children are lured or recruited by a trafficker into the underground world of prostitution and pornography.(The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

 

  • In 2016, 1 out of 6 of the 18,500 endangered runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children were likely sex trafficking victims.
    (The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

 

  • It’s estimated that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys in the United States are sexually exploited before they reach adulthood. (ICE Operation Predator)

 

  • The average victim may be forced to have sex up to 20-48 times a day.
    (Polaris Project)

 


Sex trafficking is a crime against humanity and a horrible evil

that is growing in prevalence. Help us run the distance and raise

the funds needed to build the OneVoiceHome.

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Human trafficking generates up to $150 billion per year in illegal profits and is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world.

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Running2Rescue, AKA R2R, is a nonprofit event that raises awareness of the scourge of human trafficking and works to bring healing and empowerment to local survivors.  All donations made to this campaign will be distributed to the OneVoiceHome, a local organization— and a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization -- dedicated to developing a residential safe home for underage girls rescued from bondage. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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