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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