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  • There are an estimated 14,500 - 17,500 prostituted children in the U.S.
  • 325,100 American children and youth are estimated to be at risk of child sexual exploitation, including commercial sexual exploitation. Runaways and unaccompanied minors make up the majority of at-risk youth for both sexual and labor exploitation.
  • 4% of suspected or confirmed child victims of domestic sex trafficking were repeat runaways.
  • 85% of suspected or confirmed child victims of domestic sex trafficking ran from a group home, foster care, DCFS care or a shelter.
  • 40-70% of all street youth engage, at least occasionally, in prostitution to meet their basic needs.
  • The population of street youth engaging in prostitution is almost equally divided between boys and girls.