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National Estimates of Missing Children: Updated Findings From a Survey of Parents and Other Primary Caretakers

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dc.contributor.author Brick, J. Michael
dc.contributor.author Finkelhor, David
dc.contributor.author Sedlak, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-01T18:38:06Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-01T18:38:06Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Brick, J. Michael; Finkelhor, David; Sedlak, Andrea. (2017). National Estimates of Missing Children: Updated Findings From a Survey of Parents and Other Primary Caretakers. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Bulletin, 20 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/250089.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/430
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract Overall, the rates of missing children decreased significantly in 2013 compared to 1999. The rate of children considered missing to their parent or caretaker declined from 9.2 per 1,000 in 1999 to 6.3 per 1,000 in 2013. Children reported to police as missing for the primary purpose of finding them decrease from 6.5 per 1,000 in 1999 to 3.1 per 1,000 in 2013. No category of children with episodes that could cause them to become missing increase; and one category decreased. The 2013 categories that did not differ statistically from 1999 rates were children with runaway or throwaway episodes; children abducted by family members; and children who were missing because they had been lost, stranded, or injured. The rate of children who were missing for benign reasons was significantly lower in the 2013 study (1.8 per 1,000 compared to 3.6 per 1,000 in the 1999 study); however, this estimate is reported to be less reliable than the other estimates. These findings are from the adult survey component of the Third National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART-3), which is sponsored by the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This survey is conducted under a mandate of the 1984 Missing Children’s Assistance Act. (NCJRS Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Kidnapping en_US
dc.subject Abduction en_US
dc.subject Child Abuse en_US
dc.subject Minors en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Child en_US
dc.subject Relatives en_US
dc.subject Infants en_US
dc.subject Toddlers en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Teens en_US
dc.title National Estimates of Missing Children: Updated Findings From a Survey of Parents and Other Primary Caretakers en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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