The U.S. ranks 67th in slavery

According to the Global Slavery Index, 2014, there are an estimated 60,100 people held in slavery in the United States. That is enough to make the United States rank sixty-seventh out of one hundred sixty-seven countries ranked in that category. India ranks first, with an estimated 14,285,700 people held in slavery.

  1. 18 November 2014 at 10:31 am

    Reblogged this on Giftoftruth United.

  2. Steve Godwin
    18 November 2014 at 11:02 am

    Where are they in the US.

  3. Mark
    18 November 2014 at 11:22 am

    I don’t believe they are concentrated in any one area.

  4. Mike Pruitt
    21 November 2014 at 11:00 am

    Hi Mark,

    Love your site – always filled with interesting data. Just curious as to why you opted to highlight the United States ranking based on absolute number versus per capita as you did in 2013. By absolute number the United States looks mediocre at best but when ranked per capita they come in at 145/167 — showing the effort the country has made to fight against slavery. The report shows the US as a leader in the response to slavery. I think your 2013 post using prevalence was a better indicator than an absolute number ranking. Again, great work compiling the data and this is meant to be an honest critique of someone’s work that I respect, not the start of a spitting match about slavery.

  5. Mark
    22 November 2014 at 1:17 pm

    The post you are looking for is now up. At some point I’ll also be posting one about government response to slavery. (The U.S. is third.)

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