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Total number of successful child recoveries using an AMBER Alert758
Number of children saved because of Wireless Phone Emergency Alerts.17
Percent of alerts where the father is the abductor44 %
Percent of alerts where the mother is the abductor26 %
Percent of alerts in which the child was abducted from their home70 %
Alerts TypeTotal From 2015-2002
Amber Activations818
Victims Recovered277
Stranger Abductions46
Parental Abductions98
Acquaintance Abductions68
Hoaxes15
Unfounded13
Suspects Apprehended146
Alerts Requested but Not Activated418
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AMBER Alerts by Race of Child ActivationsPercent
White46 %
Black23 %
Hispanic19 %
Biracial8 %
American Indian2 %
Asian1 %
Unknown0.4 %
States with the Highest Percent of Annual AMBER AlertsPercent of Alerts
Texas10 %
Michigan9 %
California8 %
Ohio7 %
North Carolina6 %
Florida4 %
Georgia4 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: U.S. Department of Justice, California Highway Patrol
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: October 28, 2016

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