1 - An estimated 300-500 youth are prostituted in greater Seattle.
2 - In the U.S., the typical age of entry into prostitution is 13-15 years old.
3 - 117 labor trafficking cases were reported in Washington State from 2012 to 2017.
 Debra Boyer, “Who Pays the Price?” A 2008 Study Commissioned by the City of Seattle, http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/domesticviolence/report_youthinprostitution.pdf.
 This number is an estimate based on findings in several studies. M.H. Silbert and A.M. Pines, 1982, "Victimization of street prostitutes,” Victimology, 7: 122-133; D.Kelly Weisberg, 1985, “Children of the Night: A Study of Adolescent Prostitution,” Lexington, Mass, Toronto; Richard J. Estes and Neil Alan Weiner, “The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children,” U. of Penn., 2001. In a small interview-based study of survivors by BEST and OPS, the average age that respondents entered the life was 15 years old.
 This number was provided by the National Human Trafficking Hotline operated by Polaris. https://humantraffickinghotline.org/state/washington.