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Michigan ranks no. 2 with most AMBER Alerts

Posted: 11:48 AM, Aug 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-26 15:48:56Z

Child abductions are a parent's worst nightmare, but did you know that (to date) 822 children have been rescued thanks to the AMBER Alert program?

We didn't either. 

A recent project done by Protection 1 Security Solutions shows data, trends and eye opening facts about child abductions in the United States. 

Here are some key facts from the presentation: 

  • Michigan ranks 2nd highest for number of AMBER Alerts per 100,000 residents.
     
  • 43.34-percent of abductors are the child's father, 24.49-percent are the child's mother. A majority of abduction cases are by a member of the family. 
     
  • 13.49-percent of abducted children are less than one-year-old. The likelihood of an AMBER Alert decreases as the child gets older.
     
  • Most common gender abducted is male at 66.77-percent.
     
  • 77.51-percent of the time a child is abducted from is their own home. 
     
  • In nearly half of cases, children come home within within three hours of being abducted. 
     
  • Family disputes at the number one reason children are abducted (37.22-percent)

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