The average age for a girl being trafficked is 12 years old. The average age is declining as buyers want younger and younger children.
Over 50% Of All Human Trafficking Victims Are Children. #stopchildtraffickingnow
Rep. Susan Davis, D-San Diego, said that when the House goes back into session next week she’ll introduce a bill that provides school districts with federal grants to train teachers, administrators, staff, coaches and others to spot the signs that a student is a sex trafficking victim and show them how to intervene. ... ...A three-year study by researchers at the University of San Diego and Point Loma Nazarene University released in December concluded that 8,830 to 11,773 victims, mostly underage girls, are trafficked in San Diego County each year. The illegal activity amounts to a $810 million industry largely run by gangs. Link