• In 2000, it was estimated up to 1,420 women per year are trafficked into the UK for sexual exploitation
• For 2009-2010, 51,707 females were reported missing.
• Data concerning individuals reported to Missing People shows 71% of 13-17 year olds reported to the charity were found to be female. In adulthood, this pattern reverses, with the same study showing that 73% of people reported to Missing People aged 18 or over were male (Biehal et al, 2003).
• Data indicates only 1% remain missing after a year.
• Crimes linked to missing person incidents include homicide, abduction,, sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, human trafficking, forced marriage, and honour‐based violence.
• 18.9% of women in the United Kingdom report intimate partner physical violence in their lifetime.
• 3.8% of women report sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime.
• Domestic violence alone cost approximately US$32.9 billion In England and Wales.
• International Union of Sex Workers aims to unionize sex workers in the United Kingdom.
• English Collective of Prostitutes offers help and advice on a range of issues including legal advice. Campaigns for decriminalization and financial alternatives so that sex workers can leave prostitution if they want.
Sources: Child and Women Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University; UN Women Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country 2011; United Nations Development Fund for Women; National Policing Improvement Agency, National Policing Improvement Agency Guidance on the Management, Recording and Investigation of Missing Persons