Statistically Speaking

Ratio of prostitutes arrested to male customers arrested: 9:1

Average Age of Entry into prostitution: 13-14 years

Number of police officers in New York City who have been accused of having sex with prostitutes in return for allowing a brothel to stay open in their precinct: 19

Percentage of prostitutes reporting sexual abuse, specifically incest in childhood: 70%

Amount of prostituted women who had pimps while in prostitution: 90%

Number of women in the United States who at one time have worked as prostitutes: 1,000,000

Sources: Christian Science Monitor, Associated Press, National Coalition Against Sexual Assault, San Francisco Examiner, The National Task Force on Prostitution