Number of Kidnappings in the US

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How many kidnappings occur in the US?

260,000 each year.

Kidnapping statistics in the US refer mainly to child abduction. According to the report “National Estimates of Missing Children: An Overview”, published in 2002 by the US Department of Justice, over 260,000 children (aged 18 years or younger) are abducted in the US each year; nearly 80% of those cases are family abductions. Missing children due to abductions constitute about 20% of all missing children in the country.

 

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