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.