kidnapping abduction statistics

Kidnapping Statistics

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Child Kidnapping Statistics Data
Number of children abducted or that go missing every day in the United States 2,160
Percent of children who go missing that do eventually come home 99.8 %
Percent of missing children that misunderstood directions, are lost, or have run away 89 %
Percent of non-family child abduction victims who are girls 74 %
Ratio of missing children reported to local police that are found dead 1 in 10,000
Percent of missing children reported to the National Center for Missing Children in non-family abductions that are found dead 20 %
Percent of abducted children, ultimately murdered, who are dead within three hours of the abduction 74 %
Percent of child abductions by a stranger that occur within a quarter mile of the child’s home 80 %
Kidnapping by Type Percent of Kidnappings
Family member of victim 49 %
Acquaintance of victim 27 %
Stranger to victim 24 %
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Notable Recent Kidnapping Cases
Year Victim Abductor Location Age of Victim Outcome
2013 Ethan Gilman Jimmy Lee Dykes Midland City, AL 5 Rescued
2012 Isabel Celis Unknown Tucson Arizona 6 Unknown
2011 Lisa Irwin Unknown Kansas City, MO 10 Months Unknown
2011 Leiby Kletzky Levi Aro New York City, NY 8 Murdered
2010 Kyron Horman Unknown Portland, OR 7 Unknown
2009 Nevaeh Buchanan Unknown Monroe, MI 5 Murdered
2009 Sandra Cantu Melissa Huckaby Tracy, CA 8 Murdered
2009 Haleigh Cummings Unknown Satsuma, FL 5 Unknown
2005 Taylor Behl Benjamin Fawley Richmond, VA 17 Murdered
2005 Jessica Lunsford John Couey Homosassa, FL 9 Murdered
2004 Gina DeJesus Ariel Castro Cleveland, OH 14 Rescued
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Federal Bureau of Investigation; National Crime Information Center; U.S. Justice Dept.
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: February 1, 2016

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