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Every year. 800,000 children are reported missing in the U.S. or 2,000 every day. Of that number, an estimated 200,000 are abducted by family members; 58,000 by nonfamily members, the primary motive for which is sexual; and 115 represent the most serious cases in which the child is abducted by a stranger and killed, held for ransom, or taken with the intention to keep.
Two-thirds of the sex offenders in state prisonscommitted offenses against children. There are more than 620,000 registered sex offenders in the U.S. today. At least 100,000 are noncompliant and missing. No one knows where they are.
An estimated 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys will besexually victimized before they reach age 18, yet only 1 in 3 will tell anyone. One in 7 children who are regular
Internet users receive sexual solicitations online, 1 in 3 is exposed to unwanted sexual material, and 1 in 25 receives a request to meet someone in real life that
they met online.
Originally posted by Moodle
800,000 are reported missing.
200,000 from familyl members and less than a hundred thousand from non family members etc is less than 300,000. so what are the other 500,000?
are they false reports or were they found or what? that can be a very misleading figure.
Originally posted by KrazyJethro
I'm not sure what the scope of your thread is, no offense but I really don't.
Are we discussing the why, the what to do about it, or simply lamenting a sharing stories?