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NCJ Number: 249753 Find in a Library
Title: 2012 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2012
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
United States of America
Date Published: July 2013
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Missing and Exploited Children
Alexandria, VA 22314-3175
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2012-MC-FX-K001
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Report (Grant Sponsored); Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents information on AMBER Alerts issued throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands from January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012, and processed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).
Abstract: From January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012, a total of 167 AMBER Alerts were issued in the United States, which involved 204 children. At the time the cases were processed by NCMEC, 90 cases were labeled family abductions; 61 non-family abductions; 16 lost, injured, or otherwise missing; and no endangered runaways. Thirteen cases were later determined to be hoaxes, and seven cases were later determined to be unfounded. Of the 167 cases, 158 resulted in a recovery, with 52 recoveries occurring as a direct result of the AMBER Alerts being issued. As of March 6, 2013, when statistics for this report were finalized, two AMBER Alerts issued in 2012 remained active, and nine children were deceased when recovered. In 2012, 70 percent (n=117) of AMBER Alerts were issued State-wide or Territory-wide; 30 percent ( n=50) of AMBER Alerts were issued regionally, and none were issued locally. Data are provided for the following aspects of the AMBER Alert cases: Missing location, recovery location, international abductions, infants involved, success stories, time between activation and recovery for success stories, children recovered deceased, and children who were victims of sexual assault. Information and data are also provided for Team Adam consultant deployment, FBI involvement, command post use, and the National Crime Information Center. A comparison is presented for AMBER Alerts issued from 2008 to 2012, and a map of AMBER Alert activations is provided. 24 tables and 23 figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): AMBER Alert; Child Abduction; Missing children; Offense statistics; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources
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