* 92% of prostitutes in a 5-country survey say that they want to escape prostitution immediately.
* The average age a woman enters prostitution is 13 or 14.
* Estimates of the prevalence of incest among prostitutes range from 65% to 90%.
* 72% of prostitutes were currently or formerly homeless.
* 80% to 95% of all prostitution is pimp-controlled.
* 85% of prostitutes are raped by pimps.
* Studies show that from 68% to 80% of women in prostitution have been the victim of a rape.
* 78% of 55 women who sought help from the Council for Prostitution Alternatives (Portland, OR) in 1991 reported being raped an average of 16 times a year by pimps, and were raped 33 times a year by johns.
* 73% reported having experienced physical assault in prostitution.
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