Germany counts its sex workers

Germany counts its sex workers
Germany counts its sex workers

As per the 2018 data, 32,800 women officially work as sex workers in Germany, with the data having been published by The Federal Statistical Office of Germany. 

According to the statistical data, 1 out of 5 sex workers only holds a German passport and, accordingly, as few as 6,200 people are citizens of Germany. 

11,400 prostitutes are from Romania, 3,200 are citizens of Bulgaria and 2,400 are Hungarian. 

Majority of sex workers, more specifically, 9,307 are registered in Westphalia, with Bavaria, with its 6384 sex workers, ranking second and Baden-Württemberg with its 3,658 sex workers, ranking third. Berlin has 750 legally registered sex workers. 

The age of women ranges from 21 to 44, with 2,000 being 18- to 20-year-olds, and 5,700 women being over 45. 

In Germany, prostitution is legal, and since 1 June 2017, sex workers' rights have been protected by the law, with this having made their registration mandatory.  

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