Statistics

Sex Trafficking

Porn Industry

Internet & Television Pornography

Christians & Porn

Youth Statistics

Child Pornography

Sex Trafficking

  • 1.2 million children are being trafficked every year; this is in addition to the millions already held captive by trafficking (UNICEF)
  • Every 2 minutes a child is being prepared for sexual exploitation (UNICEF)
  • The average age of a trafficked victim is 12-14 years old (U.S. Department of Justice)
  • Approximately 30 million children have lost their childhood through sexual exploitation over the past 30 years (UNICEF)
  • The total market value of illicit human trafficking is estimated to be in excess of $32 billion (http://www.crisisaid.org/ICAPDF/Trafficking/traffickstats.pdf]
  • Sex trafficking is the fastest-growing business of organized crime and the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world. The majority of victims are taken from such places as South and Southeast Asia, the former Soviet Union, Central and South America, and moved to more developed ones, including Asia, the Middle East, Western Europe, and North America. (http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/law-enforcement-bulletin/march_2011/human_sex_trafficking)
  • An estimated 293,000 American youths currently are at risk of becoming victims of commercial sexual exploitation. The majority of these victims are runaway or thrown-away youths who live on the streets and become victims of prostitution. (http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/law-enforcement-bulletin/march_2011/human_sex_trafficking)

Porn Industry

  • 12% of Internet websites (4.2 million) are pornographic (Internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/internet-pornography-statistics.html)
  • The Internet accounted for US $2.5 billion of the adult industry’s $14 billion in U.S. revenues in 2004. (Dirty Downloads Ready to Go on iPods, Ron Harris, www.macnewsworld.com, 2005)
  • Study shows that in 2005 and 2006, the United States pornography industry generated $12.62 and $13.33 billion in revenue respectively. (http://internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/internet-pornography-statistics-pg2.html)
  • 2006 Worldwide Pornography Revenues ballooned to $97.06 billion (http://www.enough.org/inside.php?id=3K03RC4L00)
  • Every second $3,075.64 is being spent on pornography (http://www.enough.org/inside.php?id=3K03RC4L00)
  • Every second 28,258 Internet users are viewing pornography (http://www.enough.org/inside.php?id=3K03RC4L00)
  • Every 39 minutes a new pornographic video is being created in the U.S. (http://www.enough.org/inside.php?id=3K03RC4L00)

Internet & Television Pornography

  • 70% of 18 to 24 year old men visit pornographic sites in a typical month. 66% of men in their 20s and 30s also report being regular users of pornography. (First-person: the culture of pornography, R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Baptist Press, 28 December 2005)
  • 40 million U.S. adults regularly visit Internet pornography websites, and 10% of adults admit to Internet sexual addition (Internet Filter Review, 2006).
  • 20% of men admit accessing pornography at work (Internet Filter Review, 2006).
  • The number of television sexual scenes has almost doubled since 1998. 70% of all shows have some sexual content — averaging 5 sexual scenes per hour compared to 56% and 3.2 scenes per hour respectively in 1998. (Sex on TV 4, a Kaiser Family Foundation study, November, 2005)
  • 56% of divorces involve one spouse’s continued use of Internet pornography
    (Family Research Council, The Effects of Pornography, 2009)

Christians and Pornography

  • According to pastors, the 8 top sexual issues damaging to their congregation are: 57% pornography addiction, 34% sexually active never-married adults, 30% adultery of married adults, 28% sexually active teenagers, 16% sexual dissatisfaction, 14% unwed pregnancy, 13% sexually active previously married adults, and 9% sexual abuse.
    (More Sex, Please, Christianity Today International, Winter 2005)
  • 53% of Promise Keeper men viewed pornography in last week (http://familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html#anchor5)
  • 47% of Christians say Internet pornography is a problem in the home (http://familysafemedia.com/pornography_statistics.html#anchor5)
  • 50% of all Christian men and 20% of all Christian women are addicted to pornography. (Market Wire. August 7, 2006. ChristiaNet.com. December 7, 2006http://www.marketwire.com/mw/r…e_html_b1?release_id=151336)
  • 51% of pastors say cyberporn is a possible temptation. 37% say it is a current struggle (Christianity Today, Leadership Survey, December 2001). 4 in 10 pastors have visited a porn site (Christianity Today, Leadership Survey, December 2001).

Youth Statistics

  • 93% of boys and 62% of girls are exposed to Internet porn before the age of 18 (The Nature and Dynamic of Internet Pornography Exposure for Youth by Chiara Sabina, Janis Wolak, and David Finkelhor from Cyber Psychology and Behavior, 2008)
  • 11: the average age of first exposure to Internet pornography (Internet-filter-review.toptenreviews.com/internet-pornography-statistics.html)
  • 28% of teens in one study had sent a sext. (Temple J. et al “Teen Sexting and Its Association with Sexual Behaviors” archpediatrics.2012.835)
  • A majority of teens (58 percent) don’t think posting photos or other personal info on social networking sites is unsafe. (National teen Internet survey was funded by Cox Communications in partnership with NCMEC and John Walsh and was conducted in March 2007 among 1,070 teens age 13 to 17. The research was conducted online by TRU. http://www.cox.com/TakeCharge/…ocs/survey_results_2007.ppt).
  • Only 23 percent of parents have rules about what their kids can do on the computer. (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Study, March 2005).

Child Pornography

  • Incidents of child sexual exploitation have risen from 4,573 in 1998 to 112,083 in 2004, (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Reports of child exploitation up. USA Today Snapshots, 17 February, 2005)
  • Child pornography is one of the fastest growing businesses online, and the content is becoming much worse. In 2008, Internet Watch Foundation found 1,536 individual child abuse domains. (Internet Watch Foundation. Annual Report, 2008).
  • Of all known child abuse domains, 58 percent are housed in the United States (Internet Watch Foundation. Annual Report, 2008).
  • Child pornography has become a $3 billion annual industry (Top Ten Reviews, 2005).