Domestic Sex Trafficking of Chicago Women and Girls
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 11:58 AM

While international sex trafficking has made headlines, domestic sex trafficking remains a problem. In a study undertaken in Chicago, 100 women were interviewed and asked about their entrance into the sex industry and their current experiences in the trade. The study asks questions such as the age when the woman or girl began, who it was that introduced her to the industry, relationship to the pimp, and the violence the woman experiences. The data showed that the longer a person remains in the sex trade, the greater the downward spiral in experience of violence, number of clients per day, and distance traveled.

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Compiled from: Jody Raphael and Jessica Ashley, "Domestic Sex Trafficking of Chicago Women and Girls," Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and Depaul University College of Law, May 2008.