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How many children are abducted each year in the United States?
Statistics on the number of child abductions in the United States are available in the National Incidence Studies on Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Youth (NISMART), a publication series from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Further data is available in the National Crime Information Center's Missing Person and Unidentified Person Statistics.

For additional information, visit the Missing Children section of our Web site and our Missing Kids Special Feature. Also see the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Web site to learn more.

Last Updated: November 21, 2012

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