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- 1.4 million – 56% - are in Asia and the Pacific
- 250,000 – 10% - are in Latin America and the Caribbean
- 230,000 – 9.2% - are in the Middle East and Northern Africa
- 130,000 – 5.2% - are in sub-Saharan countries
- 270,000 – 10.8% - are in industrialized countries
- 200,000 – 8% - are in countries in transition
Among the victims:
- The majority of trafficking victims are between 18 and 24 years of age.
- 95% of victims experienced physical or sexual violence during trafficking (based on data from selected European countries).
- 43% of victims are used for forced commercial sexual exploitation, of whom 98 per cent are
- women and girls.
- 32% of victims are used for forced economic exploitation, of whom 56 per cent are women and
- Many trafficking victims have at least middle-level education.
- International Organization for Migration, Counter-Trafficking Database, 78 Countries, 1999-2006 (1999)
- The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Stolen smiles: a summary report on the physical and psychological health consequences of women and adolescents trafficked in Europe (London, 2006)
- International Labour Organization, Forced Labour Statistics Factsheet (2007)