While some 17% of the 2.4 million people trafficked annually are forced to perform labor, nearly all the rest are exploited as sexual slaves, said Yuri Fedotov, head of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. Human trafficking is a $32 billion per year business in which 2 out of every 3 victims are women, he said, and only 1 out of every 100 victims is ever rescued.

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