8 Facts About Human Sex Trafficking

8 facts people should know about human sex trafficking.

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Human Sex Trafficking  - What you watched during tonight's episode is only a smidgen of what really happens to victims of Human Sex Trafficking. According to statistics, human trafficking is the third largest international crime industry, ranking behind illegal drugs and arms trafficking, generating a profit of about $32 billion every year. Keep reading for more information.  Source. (Photo: BET)

It's an International Trade - This is a wicked business that happens all around the world, including the United States. As of last year, Atlanta ranked No. 1 for for the trade. Source.(Photo: BET)

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It's an International Trade - This is a wicked business that happens all around the world, including the United States. As of last year, Atlanta ranked No. 1 for for the trade. Source.(Photo: BET)

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What it Is  - Trafficking involves exploitation in many forms, like forcing victims into prostitution, involuntary servitude and forcing victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography.Source.  (Photo: Quantrell D. Colbert/BET Networks)

The Numbers  - Approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation.Source.  (Photo: BET)

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The Numbers  - Approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation.Source. (Photo: BET)

The Truth Shall Set You Free - Mary Jane gets a chance to air everything out regarding Terrence Mitchell's death by speaking with his ex, Rayna Hilson.(Photo: BET)

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Typical Victim Profile  - The average teenager that enters the sex trade in the U.S. is from 12 to 14 years old. Many of them are runaway girls who were sexually abused.Source.  (Photo: BET)

Major Problem Areas  - Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego are among the FBI?s 13 highest child sex trafficking areas in the nation.Source.  (Photo: BET)

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Major Problem Areas  - Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego are among the FBI’s 13 highest child sex trafficking areas in the nation.Source. (Photo: BET)

Mary Jane Paul's 2015  - Mary Jane Paul is a super planner, it's how she got so far in her career. However, unfortunately, planning doesn't always help her in her personal life but she has some major goals in 2015. Keep flipping to see what she plans to work on.      (Photo: Daniel McFadden/BET Networks)

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Most Victims are Female  - About 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders yearly. More than 70% are female and half are children.Source. (Photo: Daniel McFadden/BET Networks)

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This Is a Major Problem  - There are anywhere from 20 to 30 million slaves in the world today.Source.  (Photo: BET)