TRAFFICKED VICTIMS

11,522

THAT'S THE NUMBER OF SEX-TRAFFICKING VICTIMS PER DAY IN NEW MEXICO

On any given day, there are an estimated 11,522 adult and child sex trafficking victims in New Mexico. Some of these victims — about 1,414 — are forced by traffickers to sell themselves at casinos, truck stops, massage parlors and online, while most — 10,108 — are homeless teens that engage in commercial sex in order to survive.

90%

Percent of victims physically assaulted by pimp trafficker***

42%

Percent of victims beaten by pimp trafficker every day****

52%

Percent of victims raped by pimp sex trafficker*

28%

Percent of victims forced to use drugs**

Percent of victims who had abortions**

55%
28%

Percent of victims who had forced abortions**

25%

Percent of victims were recruited by woman*

6%

Percent of victims had a female pimp*

* Raphael, J., Reichert, A., and Powers, M. “Pimp Control and Violence: Domestic Sex Trafficking of Chicago Women and Girls.” Women and Criminal Justice. 2010. 20:1-2, 89-104

**Lederer, L., and Wetzel, C. “The health consequences of sex trafficking and their implications for identifying victims in healthcare facilities.” 2014. Annals of Health Law. 23:61–91.

***Sterk, C., and Elifson, K. Drug-related Violence and Street Prostitution. 1990. (NIDA Research Monograph No. 103). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

****Raymond, J., Hughes, D., and Gomez, C. “Sex Trafficking of Women in the United States: International and Domestic Trends.” 2001. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice

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