GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Prostitution Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Approximately 1 million people in the United States have worked as prostitutes."

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"About 60 percent of all arrests for prostitution in the U.S. occur in just four jurisdictions: Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; New York City, and Las Vegas, Nevada."

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"Between 14 and 16 million women are estimated to be prostitutes globally."

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"Prostitution contributes about 5 percent to the GDP in the Netherlands, where it is legal."

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"In the European Union, between 65% and 90% of the street sex workers are foreigners."

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"Up to 95% of those involved in street-level prostitution experience some form of violence."

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"At least 10% of the Netherlands’ 20,000 to 30,000 prostitutes are thought to be trafficking victims."

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"The rate of HIV among female sex workers in the United States is estimated to be 1.4%."

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"It's estimated that globally sex work has a workforce penetrance of 0.9% for men and 2.7% for women."

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"Each year, there are approximately 70,000 new arrests for prostitution in the United States."

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"Over 90% of prostituted women interviewed stated that they wanted to escape prostitution immediately."

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"In Vegas, where it is also legal, there are an estimated 3,000 prostitutes."

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"In Russia, it's estimated that there are around 3 million prostitutes."

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"It's estimated that 70% of all sex workers work in Asia."

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"It's estimated that prostitution generates $186 billion per year worldwide."

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"Around 68% of the people who sell sex worldwide are women, 13% are men, and 20% are transgender individuals."

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"An average of 40-42% of sex workers report workplace violence in the past year."

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"It's estimated that sex traffickers use violence, threats, and other forms of coercion to compel adults and children to engage in commercial sex acts against their will. 99% of victims in the commercial sex industry are women and girls."

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