The jaw-dropping information is actually factual. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, federally-funded study on the underground sex trade industry reveals that the city of Atlanta has been named the "Sex Trafficking Capital of the U.S."
The Urban Institute study also reveals that pimps in the city are making more than an estimated $32,000 a week. The detailed analysis observed eight U.S. cities - Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, San Diego, Seattle, Washington, D.C - in an effort to determine the size of the "underground sex economy," which consists of prostitution, child pornography and the sex trafficking of adults and children.
The conclusions were derived from examinations of crime data, and interviews of pimps, prostitutes and law enforcement officials between 2003 and 2007. The 339-page report indicates that 142 convicted pimps, prostitutes and child pornographers took part in the interview process. They were also given $50.00 gift cards in return for their cooperation.
Some of the interesting facts from the Urban Institute study include: