Special Feature: Missing Children - Statistics

Publications

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, January 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 and 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, missing children, and National Missing Children’s Day sections of the OJJDP website for program information and links to publications and resources.

For additional publications and resources on this topic, conduct a search of the NCJRS Abstracts Database and see the following sections of our site:

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