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One Million children go missing every year in US and UK alone!

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posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 07:53 AM
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Read full story here, along with controversial video linking Washington to missing kids.

1 million children go missing every year in US and UK!



I was astonished to find recently that 1 million children, yes 1 million, go missing every year in the US and the UK. These are astounding statistics, every year a city the size of Amsterdam goes missing? Less than 200 of these are murdered so were are the rest? It's mind boggling stuff, when you delve a little deeper, in the UK a child goes missing every 5 minutes, 2000 kids a day lost in the US!

According to the Department of Justice, almost 800,000 children are reported missing to law enforcement each year, while another 500,000 children go missing without being reported to authorities.

Child safety facts.
Child Abduction
Each year, more than 58,000 U.S. children are abducted by non-family members, often in connection with another crime. More than 200,000 children are abducted by family members who are seeking to interfere with a parent’s custodial or visitation rights. Although the vast majority of children (at least 98%) return from abductions, too many children do not. While there are only around 100 reported cases each year of the most dangerous type of abduction – stranger kidnapping – fully 40% of these children are murdered.

Runaways
There are approximately 1.3 million young Americans on the street every day as a result of running away and/or homelessness. One in seven children between the ages of 10 - 18 will run away. Some will return within a few days, while others remain on the streets and never return. Assaults, illness or suicide will take the lives of 5,000 runaway youth each year. The National Runaway Switchboard (1-800-621-4000), funded in part through the Department of Health and Human Services, handles more than 100,000 phone calls each year.

Cyber predators
Nearly 30 million children and youth go online to research homework assignments and to learn about the world they live in. Research by the University of New Hampshire found that one in five children between the ages of 10 and 17 received a sexual solicitation over the Internet in the last year. One in thirty-three received an aggressive solicitation - a solicitor who asked to meet them somewhere; called them on the telephone; or sent them regular mail, money, or gifts.

This is very difficult to comprehend, we are not talking of two third world country's here, wouldn't you think the media would be all over this for instance? Or our respective governments constantly warning us but no, I only managed to stumble on to these unbelievable statistics on an obscure website.




posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 07:55 AM
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Not to sound mean, but have you been living in a cave or out of touch with the real world?

The number given is but a soft figure.

Children have been going missing for ages, not just recently.

Imagine how many went missing over the last 20 years.

Fortunately with programs like Amber Alert that you can get on your cell phones, many of those missing children are being found.

Cheers!!!!



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 08:03 AM
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oooooooooh, thats OK then!



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 08:12 AM
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That figure is probably smaller when you consider the ones that are found either sooner or later, it is still disturbing none the less.



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 08:22 AM
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The OP debunked itself...


"every year a city the size of Amsterdam goes missing" vs. "the vast majority of children (at least 98%) return"

This figure includes teens that run away only to return the next morning. Parent "abductions". etc.

So, with 1,000,000 going missing, and 98% coming back (this figure is here only stated for abductions, but is about the same - even much higher - for the other scenarios), you have 20,000 children missing per anno.

[edit on 9.10.2008 by SiONiX]



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 08:23 AM
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these stats aren't all that shocking. basically, this all boils down to 100 children a year are kidnapped, 40 of them are killed. it's a tradgedy but it's hardly a shock.

i also have questions regarding where exactly the blog writer is getting these stats by the way. they just don't add up. where exactly does the figure of a million come from? how do the department of justice know 500,000 children go missing unreported? the 58,000 children abducted in connection with another crime is strange if the figure of 100 stranger kidnappings is correct, what exactly is the make-up of the 58,000 other instances?

i'm dubious, looks to me like scare mongering.

as regard to the lack of reports in the media, panic stories about missing children seem to be quite common to me. maybe you just missed them.



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 08:27 AM
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Ive said it before, and I will say it again.

If the media focused primarily on missing children, they would not have any room for anything else to report.

The actual numbers are going down each year for the last 10 years due to educating kids and awareness of people.

Plus programs such as the Amber Alert system help bring those numbers down tremendously.

A kid was abducted near my area and thanks to the Amber Alert, she was found less than 2 hours after her abduction.

There are many more happy endings to hear about as well. Perhaps that "Bluggerblogger" should focus on that instead.

Cheers!!!!



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by RFBurns
If the media focused primarily on missing children, they would not have any room for anything else to report.


rubbish, i don't believe it. show me verifiable stats.



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 08:33 AM
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Some have said that the government uses these missing children in their MKULTRA program, and then return them to their parents/homes so they can continue testing their Manchurian Candidate techniques.



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by serbsta
That figure is probably smaller when you consider the ones that are found either sooner or later, it is still disturbing none the less.


I agree. I'd like to see a figure that takes this into consideration.

This article about Britian's missing people states that


Missing people tend to fit into a number of main categories: young men in their 20s; children who run away from care or from families, often because of abuse or neglect; middle-aged people, mainly male, who may have suffered a financial or emotional blow and cannot face the stress at home any more; and elderly people suffering from dementia.


So whilst obviously missing children is a genuine worry, it's a part of a much larger problem. If reading the story in a demographic sense, it seems the larger issue is actually adult males disappearing, not children. Although when focusing on children as with the OP story, the article I quote also has this worrying statistic:


About a third of all children in care will at some stage go missing, with girls between 13 and 17 the highest proportion


However, that statistic does suggest that at least some of these children return, so perhaps the 'outcome' statistics won't be as bad the story suggests. It does raise the issue of how and why children in care are able to disappear though.



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 08:48 AM
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Have you read about the Dulce Base? Bohemian Grove? Underground child porn rings? Basements of good up standing individuals used for nefarious purposes? Occult rituals and satanic worship practices? Kidnappings for export to thirdworld countries? Snuff films? Insane serial killers by the dozens in every state of the Union? Abductions by black ops as well as possible aliens?. Not to mention people who become unwitting witnesses to crimes? Private suicides, OD victims, Drug cartell murders, casual drug users accused of being snitches? Animal attacks, drownings, medical experimentations gone wrong.

The world is a scary place and there is a number of expainations for these dissapearances. I am distrubed by the volume and numbers. Always keep a watchful eye on your loved ones. Have you seen any of the shows that OPrah has done on child abductions? very good work on her part. She has had some shows that ar a must see for all young children and most important family time.



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by antar
The world is a scary place and there is a number of expainations for these dissapearances. I am distrubed by the volume and numbers. Always keep a watchful eye on your loved ones. Have you seen any of the shows that OPrah has done on child abductions? very good work on her part. She has had some shows that ar a must see for all young children and most important family time.


Yes, but there's a built-in flaw about how the media report missing children.

Generally, missing children become newsworthy items (particularly if they tick a few demographic boxes) which can be strung out and gain lots of coverage over a period of time. This might be intense initially, genuine front page news for a few weeks. Then, gradually, the story might drop back a few pages.

Then, say the child is found a few weeks later, society has moved on (there's probably another little kid gone missing who is appearing on the front page) and the story is relegated to somewhere towards the back of the newspaper. Or it might appear at the start of the paper, but appear just the once so if you didn't catch the news on that particular day you missed how the story was resolved.

Whereas when the child was missing and you couldn't avoid the story, the actual finding was a one-off event which was easily missed and, in the back of your mind that's keeping some vague track of current affairs, it's still a 'missing person' story rather than a 'found person' story.



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 09:13 AM
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Underground child porn rings?
I have also added a previously banned video that links Washington politicians involved in these porn rings.

Thanks



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 12:01 PM
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posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 12:07 PM
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Those statistics are ridiculously over-inflated, and nothing but propaganda created by organizations who want you to donate money.


Most child "abductions" have to do with custody battles. Very rarely do children go missing, and when they do, whole police forces are often called in to do a search. It makes national news. How often does that happen? A few times a year, tops.

If you just stop to think about it a little, the numbers they tout are simply ludicrous.



posted on Oct, 9 2008 @ 12:39 PM
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Originally posted by Nohup
Those statistics are ridiculously over-inflated, and nothing but propaganda created by organizations who want you to donate money.


Most child "abductions" have to do with custody battles. Very rarely do children go missing, and when they do, whole police forces are often called in to do a search. It makes national news. How often does that happen? A few times a year, tops.


I agree to an extent, but I think that's an over-simplification. Often the stories that make national news do so because they tick the right boxes, not because a disappearance is so unusual. One of the issues many members of the public had with the McCann disappearance was because it was felt that if it had been the child of a working-class, less media 'friendly' family or perhaps a black child, then the story wouldn't have garnered so much sympathy. When things affect attractive, middle-class professional families, it's (not so) amazing how middle-class, professional journalists will run and run a story.



posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 01:19 AM
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Take a moment to look at the over all time line of missing persons as well as the expansion of just America alone. Thousands disappear children, men, and women. 80% of those that go missing are either found dead or alive while another 15% are runaways that don't wish to be found. About 2% are lost or killed by animals. That leaves 3% of American people disappearing in the United States. Yes some could be kidnapped and killed by people, but I find it strange how such a small % is over looked. I mean I may just be paranoid, but something is happening to that 3%. If they were simple cases of people going missing we would most likely find the bodies over a 20 year Time line. Eventually, construction, or people would stumble across bodies; however, we haven't. Is if possible that their being exported out of America, yes. Is it possible something is taking them whether it be a Yeti, or Alien. Yes. We may never know until everyone is fixed with tracking devices. Until than paranoia is the best way to keep yourself alive...



posted on May, 29 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by RFBurns
Not to sound mean, but have you been living in a cave or out of touch with the real world?

The number given is but a soft figure.

Children have been going missing for ages, not just recently.

Imagine how many went missing over the last 20 years.

Fortunately with programs like Amber Alert that you can get on your cell phones, many of those missing children are being found.

Cheers!!!!


Feel as though I must be in this category - living in a cave, that is, not out of touch as such, but in the course of my work I was shocked to come across this article, www.cypnow.co.uk... These figures are all rough, and they are just talking about England, but on the best figures I've found:
Population of England (2010 estimates, Office of National Statistics) 52,406,000
Elsewhere it says approx 1 in 5 people is a child under 16 (trend is for this proportion to go down a bit)
So approx 10,481,200 children under 16 in England.
Approx 1 in 40 (probably more) can't be found by local authorities after they leave education between 16 and 18. That's 262,030 x 2 for 2 years. That's 524.060 youngsters can't be found, in England alone.

OK, so someone is going to tell me I could have done the calculation faster.

What is this? Is it:
Local authority databases are terrible (they should be found each year on the Council Tax round, if not elsewhere)
They have gone off from home / care and are on the streets or on friends' floors
Immigration / emigration databases are terrible
Local authorities in different parts of the UK don't share data much
Something has happened to them

All but one of these possibilities has serious consequences.

Then I searched around ATS and found lots of threads about missing youngsters, including this one, though it hasn't been live for a while. Must have been going round with my head in a bucket up till now. Does anyone know what the answer is? Anyone from a local authority who could enlighten us as to whether it's just a quirk of statistics / record keeping? If it's not, shouldn't we be going out looking for them?









 
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