Depending on the estimate cited, the number of victims changes by tens of millions.
It is estimated that 800,000 victims (children and adults) are trafficked across international borders and that 100,000-300,000 U.S.-born underage victims are forced into sexual slavery in the U.S. every year.
Tens of millions of people are currently enslaved around the world. Modern slavery is a hidden crime, so it's hard to get robust numbers, but the Global Slavery Index estimated in 2014 that perhaps 36 million people were in a situat...
Once again, politicians and the media blithely repeat a Four-Pinocchio statistic on sex trafficking that does not hold up to scrutiny.