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NCJ Number: NCJ 196465     Find in a Library
Title: National Estimates of Missing Children: An Overview
Series: OJJDP NISMART Series
Author(s): Andrea J. Sedlak ; David Finkelhor ; Heather Hammer ; Dana J. Schultz
Date Published: 10/2002
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 95-MC-CX-K004
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Type: Survey ; Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bulletin provides an overview of findings from the Second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART-2).
Abstract: Presents an overview of the second National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART-2). First in a series summarizing NISMART-2 findings, this Bulletin describes NISMART component surveys and estimating methodology and defines the types of missing child episodes studied: nonfamily abduction (including stereotypical kidnapping); family abduction; runaway/thrownaway; missing involuntary, lost, or injured; and missing benign explanation. The Bulletin also presents national estimates for children classified as caretaker missing and those reported missing to law enforcement or other agencies, by type of episode and by child's age, gender, and race/ethnicity. The authors note that only a small proportion of all missing children are victims of stereotypical kidnappings.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Runaways ; Missing children ; OJJDP grant-related documents
Note: NISMART Bulletin Series, October 2002
   
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