Research

A National Overview of Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Demand Reduction Efforts (Prepared for The National Institute for Justice)

The National Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: America’s Prostituted Children

“The best estimates, the best data, suggests that we at least have 100,000 American kids a year are victimized through the practice of child prostitution; that number ranges as high as 300,000.” ~ Ernie Allen, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

  • At least 100,000 American juveniles are victimized through prostitution in America each year

To see full report, click for Shared Hope International’s The National Report on DMST 2009

Project Lantern: Anti-trafficking laws are enforced by well-trained and equipped police and courts

  • 79% reduction of minors available for exploitation in the commercial sex industry since 2006
  • Rescued 220 trafficking victims and charged more than 100 suspected traffickers
  • Increase of enforcement, commitment and services to trafficked survivors

To see full summary, go to International Justice Mission’s Project Lantern

Sweden Prostitution Model

  • 50% reduction of prostitution since model began in 1999 of decriminalizing prostituted and trafficked victims and criminalizing the purchase of sex

See article in CNN, click here | Prostitution in Sweden | Full report by Sweden Government, click Swedish Model

Who Pays the Price? Assessment of Youth Involvement
in Prostitution in Seattle By Dr. Debra Boyer for City of Seattle’s Human Services Department-Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Division

Rapid Assessment Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in WA 2009-2010

  • 153 Youth arrested and referred to detention charges of prostitution in 8 counties
  • Estimate of at least 71,500 people buy sex per year in Washington
  • Avg. age is 15 yrs old of domestic youth charged with prostitution in Washington State

Download Rapid Assessment Fact Sheet on DMST 2010-WA (by Share Hope International)