ATLANTA IS THE NO. 1 CITY IN THE U.S. WITH THE HIGHEST SEX ECONOMY INCOME OF $290 MILLION PER YEAR.
87% of women in the sex industry said they wanted to escape, but had no other means for survival.(Melissa Farley, from “Prostitution and Trafficking in Nine Countries: An Update on Violence and Post traumatic Stress Disorder” www.prostitutionresearch.com)
95% of victims in lives of prostitution experience sexual abuse as children (AVA Information Briefing - Prostitution and Domestic Violence Research)
The average age a girl enters prostitution is between 11-14 years old (Nefarious Documentary, 2011)
82.1 percent of victims in sex trafficking incidents are identified as U.S. Citizens (Georgia Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking Unit)
Over 18,000 people are trafficked into the United States for labor or sex each year(Georgia Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking Unit)