GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Stranger Abduction Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Approximately 80% of child abductions by strangers occur within a quarter-mile of the child's home."

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"Over 75% of abducted children are recovered within the first 72 hours."

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"Alert systems such as Amber Alerts have a recovery rate of over 90% for abducted children."

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"Children who are alone are at a much higher risk of being abducted by a stranger."

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"In around 70% of stranger abductions, the abductor uses physical force to gain control."

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"There has been a significant decline in stranger abduction cases since the 1990s, partly due to improved public awareness and child safety education."

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"More than 40% of stranger abductions involve children aged 4 to 11 years."

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"Social media platforms are implicated in around 10% of stranger abductions."

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"Almost 50% of children abducted by strangers are located within 50 miles of where they were abducted."

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"The initial contact between abductor and child happens outdoors in nearly 50% of cases."

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"Stranger abductions account for less than 1% of all missing children reports."

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"Approximately 100 children are abducted by strangers each year in the United States."

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"Nearly 30% of attempted abductions by strangers happen while a child is walking to or from school."

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"Only 20% of children abducted by strangers are over the age of 12."

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"Nearly 70% of children abducted by strangers are taken in vehicles."

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"Girls are more likely than boys to be abducted by strangers, comprising about 60% of cases."

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"The United States sees about 20,000 cases of children reported missing every year, though not all are stranger abductions."

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"About 60% of stranger abductions are committed by males."

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"Almost 90% of children abducted by strangers are taken by someone they have never met before."

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"The majority of abductions by strangers are completed within the first three hours."

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