|The data on abducted children contained in this report are taken from The Second National Incidence
Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children, known as NISMART-2, funded
under a grant from the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention. We are grateful to Heather Hammer, Ph.D., Temple University Institute for Survey
Research, Principal Investigator of NISMART-2, David Finkelhor, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire,
Crimes Against Children Research Center, and Andrea J. Sedlak, Ph.D., and Dana J. Schultz, M.P.P.,
Westat, Inc., for performing this special analysis.
Some materials in this publication have been adapted from the Know the
Rules brochure series. Copyright © 1998 National Center for Missing &
Exploited Children. All rights reserved.