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  NCJ Number: NCJ 234207     Find in a Library
  Title: 2007 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2007
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
United States of America
  Date Published: 2008
  Page Count: 42
  Annotation: This document from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an analysis of AMBER-Alert cases for 2007.
  Abstract: Major findings from this report are: 1) 227 AMBER-Alert cases involving 278 children were issued in the United States between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2007; 2) of the 227 alerts issued, 188 cases resulted in recovery with 48 of those successfully resolved as a direct of the alert, 6 children were recovered deceased, and no cases remained active at the time this report was generated; 3) 53 percent of the alerts were issued statewide, 40 percent were regional, and 6 percent were local issues; 4) Texas issued the most AMBER-Alerts (n=30), followed by Michigan (n=29); and 5) 47 percent of the alerts were for family abductions (FA), 41 percent for non-family abductions (NFA), 11 percent were lost, injured, or missing (LIM), and 1 percent were endangered runaway (ERU). This report presents data on AMBER-Alerts issued law enforcement agencies during calendar year 2007. The report analyzes alert cases according to the case type for which the AMBER Alert was issued, not by case type at the time the child is recovered. Based on new information at the time of recovery, law enforcement officials may determine that a case should be re-categorized, for example from an NFA to an ERU. The AMBER-Alert program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, and transportation agencies to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and safe recovery of the child. Figures and tables
  Main Term(s): Missing children
  Index Term(s): Crimes against children ; Missing person investigation ; Runaways ; Child Abduction ; Child victims ; OJJDP grant-related documents ; Child Exploitation
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2007-MC-CX-K001
  Sale Source: National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang InternationalChildren's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
United States of America
  Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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