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How many true STRANGER abductions happen every year???**updated**

Posted by on May. 23, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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Question: How many kids are kidnapped every year by strangers?? (no cheating-don't look up the statistics)

Options:

less than 100

100-300

300-500

500-1000

1000-3000

3000-7000

7000-10,000

way more than 10,000


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Total Votes: 30

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 How many kids are kidnapped every year by strangers?? (no cheating-don't look up the statistics)

The average year is between 200 and 300...1999 was 115. 2009 was 494.

Hundreds of thousands of kids go missing every year 800,000 children. Some are taken by family, some are run-aways, and even those children are at risk...but very few children (and even 1 is too many) are actually taken by strangers.

After reading the statistics, I almost think our children are safer out in the park playing than having divorced parents or crazy grandparents. Most children murdered in this country are killed by their family...the very ones who are suppose to love and protect them.

by on May. 23, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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kidkrazyinAK
by Silver Member on May. 23, 2011 at 4:25 PM

 I will post the statistics after we get some answers.

 

little.knickers
by on May. 23, 2011 at 4:26 PM
Im guessing under 100
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Forever-Young
by on May. 23, 2011 at 4:28 PM
I would say a lot more than we hear about. There are sickos that kidnap random children.
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kidkrazyinAK
by Silver Member on May. 23, 2011 at 4:29 PM

BUMP...come on, everyone is debating this in other posts...how many do YOU think there are?? Some of these moms think 1 out of 10 kids is abducted every year...do YOU believe that??

Crazy-Steph
by Ruby Member on May. 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM

 

Quoting little.knickers:

Im guessing under 100

 

RedRozeMom
by on May. 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM

I don't remember the exact figures, but I know it's not very high.

RedMomma4
by on May. 23, 2011 at 4:30 PM
Bump
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taz1993
by Bronze Member on May. 23, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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roseberrymatrix
by on May. 23, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Not many, most are abducted by friends or family members, absent parents and such

M2TandM
by on May. 23, 2011 at 4:33 PM

I don't know exact numbers but when I was doing my psychology course, albeit 13+ yrs ago, the number tossed around was around 87% of child abductions and murders are comitted by someone known to the child.

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