Kidnapping, also known as ‘abduction,’ is a very serious issue in America. Every 40 seconds, there is another report of someone under 18, who has either gone missing or has been abducted. If these figures are accurate, such numbers amount to over 2,000 children every day. Even more frightening? Of missing child reports, 1 in every 10,000 children who are categorized under missing children reports are murdered. There are 800,000 reports every year, which means on an annual scale 80 kids each year lose their lives at the hands of their captors.There is so more to kidnappings than the ransom notes and happy resolutions, depicted in Lifetime dramas. In approximately 115 cases of the classic “stereotypical kidnappings” that occur annually in the United States.
Learn more about “kidnapping in numbers” with the following infographic from Criminal Justice Careers.