go missing EVERY DAY
49% of all kidnapping cases are FAMILY CASES, which means a relative or parent kidnaps the child.
About half of kidnapped children are aged 4-11 years old.
79% of kidnapped children are girls.
In 2001, 800,000 people were reported missing
85-90% were kidnapped children. That mean about 7,000 cases were serious enough to call the police.
In the past 18 years
the number of abducted children has increased drastically. Since 1988, the increase rate is 500%.
Did you know....
Most abducted children are in there teens. The most vulnerable age for a child is the age of 15, contrary to the belief that preschool and kindergarten aged children are most likely to be abducted.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency ResponseNamed after Amber Hagerman (9 years old, abducted.). Amber Alerts are an emergency broadcast via radio stations, TV stations, email, and even LED electric traffic signs on the highway.
WHEN YOU SEE AN ALERT, KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN. Make sure you check the message!
Commercial Mobile Alert System Sends out Amber Alerts and Others
IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF A CHILD,
Call the toll free number1-800-I-AM-LOST
Why My Child ID Safety Device from AmberAlert.com Helps Parents of Missing Kids
Make sure your child knows about "Stranger Danger"
Stranger Danger! Stranger Danger!