➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: Young runaways, immigrants more likely to become trafficking victims
Loquitur – March 16, 2018
According to the Congressional Research Service, there are more than 1 million homeless youth living without supervision on the streets, in abandoned homes and buildings, in shelters, with friends or even with strangers every year. This estimation is considered to be lower than the actual number of homeless youth because this demographic is difficult to track. The majority of runaways are female.
Information Gateway resource: : Runaway and Homeless Youth: Demographics and Programs: http://www.nchcw.org/uploads/7/5/3/3/7533556/crs_2013_rhya_history_and_lit_review.pdf