Minors made up 34 percent of the world's trafficking victims in 2018, up from 13 percent in 2004. The share of victims who were girls nearly doubled, and the share who were boys increased fivefold.

Source: “Global Report on Trafficking in Persons: 2020,” United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, January 2021, p. 32, https://tinyurl.com/uvn2hnx4

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Gender Percentage of Victims for 2004 Percentage of Victims for 2018
Women 74% 46%
Men 13% 20%
Girls 10% 19%
Boys 3% 15%

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