An estimated 2.5 million people are in forced labour (including sexual exploitation) at any given time as a result of trafficking. 1.4 million – 56% - are in Asia and the Pacific.
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 girls
In 2006 there were only 5,808 prosecutions and 3,160 convictions throughout the world This means that for every 800 people trafficked, only one person was convicted in 2006.