The United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) released a report
earlier this month showing that just over 25,000 people were detected as being victims of human trafficking
in 2016. Unfortunately, children are accounting for an increasing share of that total. Back in 2004, 10 percent of all reported trafficking victims were children and that increased to 23 percent in 2016. According to the UN, most of the victims detected worldwide were females. Together, women and girls accounted for nearly three quarters of all detected victims of trafficking in 2016.