Special Feature: Missing Children - Statistics

Publications and Multimedia

National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Missing Person and Unidentified Person Statistics
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Annual Report
AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases
Office of Justice Programs, Annual Report
AMBER Alert Training and Technical Assistance Program Fact Sheet
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, February 2018
National Estimates of Missing Children: Updated Findings From a Survey of Parents and Other Primary Caretakers
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, June 2017
Child Victims of Stereotypical Kidnappings Known to Law Enforcement in 2011
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, June 2016
Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2014
National Estimates of Children Missing Involuntarily or for Benign Reasons
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, July 2005
National Estimates of Missing Children: Selected Trends, 1988-1999
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, December 2004
Children Abducted by Family Members: National Estimates and Characteristics
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2002
National Estimates of Missing Children: An Overview
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2002
NISMART Questions and Answers
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2002
Nonfamily Abducted Children: National Estimates and Characteristics
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2002
Runaway/Thrownaway Children: National Estimates and Characteristics
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, October 2002
Kidnaping of Juveniles: Patterns From NIBRS
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, June, 2000

Related Resources

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
NCMEC works to locate and recover missing children and raises public awareness about ways to prevent child abduction, molestation, and sexual exploitation.
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
NamUs is the first national online repository for missing persons records and unidentified decedent cases.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP supports states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. Access the child abduction and National Missing Children's Day sections of the OJJDP website for program information and links to publications and resources.

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