kidnapping abduction statistics

Kidnapping Statistics

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Child Kidnapping StatisticsData
Number of children abducted or that go missing every day in the United States2,160
Percent of children who go missing that do eventually come home99.8 %
Percent of missing children that misunderstood directions, are lost, or have run away89 %
Percent of non-family child abduction victims who are girls74 %
Ratio of missing children reported to local police that are found dead1 in 10,000
Percent of missing children reported to the National Center for Missing Children in non-family abductions that are found dead20 %
Percent of abducted children, ultimately murdered, who are dead within three hours of the abduction74 %
Percent of child abductions by a stranger that occur within a quarter mile of the child’s home80 %
Kidnapping by TypePercent of Kidnappings
Family member of victim49 %
Acquaintance of victim27 %
Stranger to victim24 %
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Notable Recent Kidnapping Cases
YearVictimAbductorLocationAge of VictimOutcome
2013Ethan GilmanJimmy Lee DykesMidland City, AL5Rescued
2012Isabel CelisUnknownTucson Arizona6Unknown
2011Lisa IrwinUnknownKansas City, MO10 MonthsUnknown
2011Leiby KletzkyLevi AroNew York City, NY8Murdered
2010Kyron HormanUnknownPortland, OR7Unknown
2009Nevaeh BuchananUnknownMonroe, MI5Murdered
2009Sandra CantuMelissa HuckabyTracy, CA8Murdered
2009Haleigh CummingsUnknownSatsuma, FL5Unknown
2005Taylor BehlBenjamin FawleyRichmond, VA17Murdered
2005Jessica LunsfordJohn CoueyHomosassa, FL9Murdered
2004Gina DeJesusAriel CastroCleveland, OH14Rescued
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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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