Approximately 800,000 people, mostly women and children, are trafficked annually across national borders, not including millions trafficked within their own countries. At least 80% of the victims are female and up to 50% are minors. 75% of all victims are trafficked into commercial sexual exploitation. Almost two-thirds of the global victims are trafficked intra-regionally within East Asia and the Pacific (260,000 to 280,000 people) and Europe and Eurasia (170,000 to 210,000 people).
42 countries are classified as "Tier 2 Countries Watch List": Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, the Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbardos, Belarus, Brunei, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, China, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Curacao, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, The Gambia, Guinea, Iraq, Kiribati, Liberia, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Niger, Panama, Qatar, Russia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.
22 countries are classified as "Tier 3 Watch List countries": Burma, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, North Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe.