Monday, December 22, 2008

Window Prostitutes 2005

Here I give some numbers from the past (2005) to make some comparisons with now (2008). Unfortunately I counted differently at that time. I didn't record the times of observations, so also some observations from 2002 through 2004 were counted.

I counted 1481 window prostitutes in 2005. Of 1039 window prostitutes the nationalities were mentioned. Unfortunately I didn't often record the group under which the prostitutes were categorized by hookers.nl, except where no nationality was mentioned.

The groups "Northern Africa", "Western countries" and "Middle East" are not used by hookers.nl.

23,228%: Eastern Europe (of 51,744% a nationality was mentioned)
3,309%: No group (0%)
3,106%: Africa (47,826%)
1,350%: Northern Africa (100%)
22,957%: The Netherlands (100%)
6,955%: Western countries (100%)
8,103%: Southern Europe (69,167%)
5,807%: Asia (86,047%)
0,473%: Middle East (100%)
24,713%: Latin America (57,923%)

The nationalities mentioned (I also mention percentages in which I assume that prostitutes of whom only the group was mentioned have the same characteristics as the other prostitutes in that group)
340 (23,743%): The Netherlands
56 (6,751%): Dominican Republic
42 (5,668%): Poland
39 (5,263%): Czech Republic
64 (4,469%): Germany
53 (4,301%): Thailand
34 (4,099%): Colombia
40 (4,039%): Spain
32 (3,858%): Brazil
31 (3,737%): Surinam
19 (2,564%): Russia
21 (2,532%): Venezuela
18 (2,429%): Bulgaria
17 (2,294%): Hungary
20 (2,019%): Italy
20 (2,019%): Greece
10 (1,460%): Ghana
10 (1,350%): Ukraine
15 (1,217%): Indonesia
10 (1,206%): Netherlands Antilles
16 (1,117%): Belgium
8 (1,080%): Lithuania
15 (1,047%): Morocco
6 (0,876%): Nigeria
6 (0,810%): Slovakia
6 (0,810%): Yugoslavia
10 (0,698%): France
5 (0,603%): Jamaica
5 (0,603%): Cuba
4 (0,540%): Romania
4 (0,482%): Ecuador
3 (0,405%): Albania
3 (0,362%): Puerto Rico
3 (0,362%): Mexico
3 (0,362%): Costa Rica
3 (0,362%): Argentina
5 (0,349%): Turkey
4 (0,325%): Philippines
3 (0,303%): Portugal
2 (0,292%): South Africa
2 (0,270%): Latvia
2 (0,270%): Estonia
3 (0,209%): Tunesia
3 (0,209%): Austria
2 (0,162%): China
1 (0,146%): Gambia
1 (0,146%): Cameroon
1 (0,146%): Sierra Leone
1 (0,146%): Mauretania
2 (0,140%): Denmark
2 (0,140%): England
1 (0,135%): Chechnya
1 (0,135%): Armenia
1 (0,121%): Peru
1 (0,121%): Panama
1 (0,070%): Egypt
1 (0,070%): Algeria
1 (0,070%): Finland
1 (0,070%): Sweden
1 (0,070%): Scotland
1 (0,070%): Ireland
1 (0,070%): Iceland
1 (0,070%): Switzerland
1 (0,070%): Iraq
1 (0,070%): Palestine

Unfortunately I didn't count ethnicities among Dutch prostitutes, so, Dutch Moroccan prostitutes were simply "Moroccan". And I didn't record the fact that prostitutes often mention different nationalities to different clients, I often assumed the last mentioned was the right one (I simply thought the clients were mistaken). It took many months for me to realize that prostitutes could actually lie; that Italian and Greece prostitutes are not probably not Italian or Greece but probably Bulgarian or Albanian.

Unfortunately I also didn't look at the sexual activities done by prostitutes and clients.

Or the money paid to the prostitutes, or times spent with them.

But I did record ages, unfortunately, not differentiating between estimates by clients and ages mentioned by prostitutes. But I will make a "flashback" to 2008 and include the estimates of that year too, which will make the data comparable (but I don't use the estimates in the review forms).

ages mentioned and guessed ages of 309 prostitutes:
average: 27,286 (SD=6,833)
18-23: 34,951%
24-29: 36,570%
30-39: 21,036%
40 years or older: 7,443%

ages mentioned and guessed ages of 75 Eastern European prostitutes:
average: 25,600 (SD=4,471)
18-23: 32,000%
24-29: 48,000%
30-39: 20,000%
40 years or older: 0%

ages mentioned and guessed ages of 62 Latin American prostitutes:
average: 30,169 (SD=7,697)
18-23: 22,581%
24-29: 30,645%
30-39: 30,645%
40 years or older: 16,129%

ages mentioned and guessed ages of 78 Dutch prostitutes:
average: 26,532 (SD=7,655)
18-23: 47,436%
24-29: 30,769%
30-39: 14,103%
40 years or older:7,692%

Back to 2008:
ages mentioned and guessed ages of 840 prostitutes (in 2008):
average: 27,215 (SD=6,987)
18-23: 40,833%
24-29: 32,262%
30-39: 19,762%
40 years or older:7,143%

ages mentioned and guessed ages of 446 Eastern European prostitutes (in 2008):
average: 24,866 (SD=5,049)
18-23: 53,363%
24-29: 32,063%
30-39: 13,004%
40 years or older:1,570%

ages mentioned and guessed ages of 138 Latin American prostitutes (in 2008):
average: 33,578 (SD=7,709)
18-23: 5,072%
24-29: 34,058%
30-39: 38,406%
40 years or older: 22,464%

ages mentioned and guessed ages of 141 Dutch prostitutes (in 2008):
average: 26,349 (SD=7,002)
18-23: 53,191%
24-29: 24,113%
30-39: 16,312%
40 years or older: 6,383%

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