I think the researchers would be happy to data, that included all US prostitution arrests, by state for the past 30 years and it shows that out of all the arrests that less than 2% were minors. The data is taken right of the FBI and Justice dept websites but its a much different story than what they report to the media. http://www.policeprostitutionandpolitics.com/
Its time to change the social perception that she wasn't a person, she was a "prostitute". No one wants to feel a sense of community or sameness with her. She was something other than us and therefore we don’t need to feel fear or grief at the fact or the manner of her death."
Criminalization does nothing to sop people from buying or selling sex, but it does create the perfect playground for bad cops and predators to continue robbing, raping, threatening, exploiting and murdering sex workers. Criminalization is a FAILED policy and they can't even police 1% of the sex industry.
US sex workers, demand that consensual adult sex work be decriminalized, and we demand our right to agency and our labor rights. We also want to see discrimination and hate crime legislation.