March 11, 2014 11:00 PM

Sex trade in eight cities, including Kansas City, is worth nearly $1 billion

A study released Wednesday about the world’s oldest profession concludes that the lucrative underground commercial sex economy in eight large U.S. metropolitan areas, including Kansas City, brings in a combined estimated annual cash value of $975.3 million. The unprecedented study by the Urban Institute finds that the reach of the Internet has facilitated the flesh trade and made it harder to combat.

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