Prostitution Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: US Health Department, Delancey Street Foundation, Christian Science Monitor
Research Date: 7.7.2014
Statistic Data
Estimated number of prostitutes in the world 40 Million
Average annual income of a U.S. prostitute $290,000
Number of countries that prostitution is completely legal and regulated 22
Percent of men who have purchased a prostitute 10%
Thailand has the largest sex industry $35 Billion
Number of American citizens arrested annually for soliciting sex 80,000
Percent of arrests that are female prostitutes 70%
Percent of arrests that are male prostitutes 20%
Percent of arrests that are the customer 10%
Cost to tax payers annually in court and jail fees $200 Million
Murder rate for an American prostitute 204 per 100,000
Average age of a customer 39.5
Percent of customers who paid for services they never receive 40%
Percent of customers who were robbed by the prostitute 20%
Average times each year a prostitute has unprotected sex 300
Percent of prostitutes who were abused as children 75%
Female Prostitution Statistics (U.S.)  
Average age a female becomes a prostitute 14
Percent who reported assaults 58%
Percent with STDs 20%
Percent who want to quit but can’t due to lack of money 92%

The following data was collected from 169 prostitutes in the Chicago area.
Study done by the University of Chicago

Stat Data
Average price per trick $49.45
Percent of Prostitutes who found customer attractive 27.22 %
Percent of clients under 25 25.24 %
Percent of clients 25 to 40 31.49 %
Percent of clients 41 to 60 18.20 %
Percent of clients over 60 11.05 %
Percent of customers who paid in drugs 6.04 %
Percent that were new customers 52.57 %
Percent that were repeat customers 47.43 %
Type of Trick Performed Percent
Manual 14.51 %
Oral 45.81 %
Vaginal 17.24 %
Anal 9.40 %
Other 4.03 %
Protection  
Condom 20.63 %
No Condom 79.37 %
Ethnicity of Client  
Black 56.07 %
White 29.64 %
Hispanic 14.29 %
Day of the Week  
Sunday 9.52 %
Monday 8.29 %
Tuesday 12.13 %
Wednesday 16.08 %
Thursday 15.49 %
Friday 21.73 %
Saturday 16.76 %
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