Statistics on the black market is tough because it is the black market – covert, and underground. What happens underground stays underground. The numbers cannot be 100% verified, but they can be estimated, and reliable and credible sources used in an attempt to retain accuracy. Havoscope goes underground to clarify black market activity – like prostitution. Here’s just a tiny bit of it.
Where do they get their sources –
“Global Black Market Information – The information about the black market has been collected from government agencies, academic studies, law enforcement, public health programs media reports, newspapers, public documents, and most importantly reported data from our sources.” Havoscope information comes straight from the underground, from those involved in the very businesses they’re reporting on.
Who has come to trust their sources as reliable:
- National Geographic
- World Economic Forum
- United Nations Environment Programme
- United States Coast Guard
- Council on Foreign Relations
- and more
United States of America
$40 million a day – money spent on prostitution
1 million – number of women in the USA who have worked as a prostitute at one time in their lives (according to the National Task Force on Prostitution)
16% – USA men have hired a sex worker at least once in their lives
1% – USA men hire a sex worker regularly and annually
$500 – price per hour of a high end escort in Indianapolis
$10,000 – price per night for a high end escort in NYC
$600- price per hour at a legal brothel in Nevada
$200 – $400 – price per hour for oral sex and intercourse at a massage parlor
$8,000-$10,000 – massage parlor worker earnings per month
$60 – price for oral sex with a minor in Minnesota found online
$20,000 – weekly earnings of a prostitute in Pennsylvania
$150 – charged by female prison guard
$40 – $100 – cost for 15 to 30 minutes of underage sex
$200 – price per hour in Washington DC
Global Black Market Information The information about the black market has been collected from government agencies, academic studies, media reports, and reported data from our sources.
Anne Rasmusson, “Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: A Literature Review,” The alliance for Speaking Truths on Prostitution and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, June 1, 1999.
Stephanie Pappas, “Secret Service Scandal: Why Men Buy Sex,” Live Science, Yahoo News, April 27. 2012.