Watching the Nancy Grace show last night, I realized there are over 2300 people who go missing on a daily basis, some of which have absolutely no trace as to what happened. Whole families have done this, why do you think this is happening at such an alarming rate?
Answer by mrssundin at 9:16 AM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 8:01 AM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 8:00 AM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 7:44 AM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 8:03 AM on Feb. 8, 2011
Also, here's a really good article that explains how those numbers are very misleading. It explains how yes, that many people go missing, BUT - that "missing" is defined from everything from a runaway, a non custodial parent taking them (it explains how even overstaying a non custodial parent visit, even if the child ends up being returned, can count as a missing child for statistical purposes), to a stranger kidnapping, to a child being killed, to a child being abandoned, to adult abductions (again, did they run away, were they taken, were they killed, etc.)
So, a large number of those "missing" would be better defined as either "hiding" or "temporarily misplaced" as opposed to "missing" if that makes sense...
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 8:28 AM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 8:32 AM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by shay1130 at 7:44 AM on Feb. 8, 2011
Answer by shay1130 at 7:46 AM on Feb. 8, 2011