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NCJ Number: 199932 Find in a Library
Title: New York State Missing Children 2002 Annual Report
Corporate Author: New York State, Division of Criminal Justice Services
Bureau of Statistical Services
United States of America
Project Director: Chauncey G. Parker
Date Published: February 2003
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
New York State, Division of Criminal Justice Services
Albany, NY 12203
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

New York State, Division of Criminal Justice Services
Bureau of Statistical Services
Executive Park Tower, 8th Floor
Albany, NY 12203
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides statistical information on the New York State Missing Children Register for the year 2002.
Abstract: Most information contained in this report is presented in graph and table format. There is a summary of points at the beginning of the report. During 2002, the Register received 20,985 reports of missing children in New York State. This represents a 5 percent decrease from 2001. Most reports of missing children occurred in the State’s largest urban areas: Suffolk, Westchester, Nassau, Monroe, Erie, and Albany Counties. Every county in the State reported at least one missing child, with the exception of Hamilton County. The Majority of missing children were reported as suspected runaways. Suspected abductions comprised 1 percent of the total missing children reports; in every case a family member was the suspected abductor. Children aged 13 and older comprised 92 percent of the missing children reports; 62 percent were female; and 54 percent were White. Approximately 45 percent of the cases were resolved by the children voluntarily returning home; law enforcement efforts helped resolve 28 percent of the cases. A total of eight children were found deceased. The average number of days between the reporting of a child missing and the cancellation of a case was 3 days.
Main Term(s): Missing children
Index Term(s): Criminal justice statistics; Missing children; New York; Police annual reports
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