<ul><li>Every 40 seconds, a child is abducted somewhere in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Of these abductions, almost 75% of them are carried out by people that know the child. </li></ul>
Since 1982, child abductions rates have increased over time by 444%...
<ul><li>Almost all abductors that are strangers of the children are adult males. </li></ul><ul><li>In two thirds of these abductions involving men, the child is a female… </li></ul>
<ul><li>Almost 99% of all missing children are found within the first few months. </li></ul><ul><li>The other 1% are often never found… </li></ul>
Actions must be taken to prevent child abduction…
<ul><li>Flyers can be created to educate young people about the increasing rate of the issue. These flyers can include information on pointing out abducted children. </li></ul><ul><li>Emails can be sent to local schools urging parents to take updated photos to keep on file in case their child goes missing. </li></ul><ul><li>Letters can be sent to local television stations urging them to begin broadcasting a commercial about child abduction to increase awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>Pamphlets can be created and passed out in front of schools directed towards parents including tips to teach your children to help them ward off child abduction. </li></ul><ul><li>Letters can be sent out to local law enforcement asking them to notify the community when a previous abductor moves in nearby. This would allow parents to be aware for their children’s sake. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Be on the look out for any missing children broadcasted on the local news stations. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch for children that seem like they do not want to be with the person they are with. </li></ul><ul><li>Trust your gut; if you feel that something doesn’t seem right, notify the police. </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid being alone outside at night; adults can be taken against their will as well. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have children of your own, teach them techniques on how to avoid strangers and to remember landmarks if the child were to get lost. </li></ul>