Why does it take so long to post a missing child in the various missing child clearinghouses yet the poster can be removed within minutes if the outcome is tragic? If it is out of respect for the families, why not show more respect by posting the child’s information quicker?
Why are the major news outlets covering Destiny Norton’s death but had little interest in her disappearance or search?
How many reported missing children cases have actually been resolved by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children ® (NCMEC) since 1984?
What are the resolutions of those cases? Recovered unharmed/harmed? Not recovered? Murdered?
How do they compare statistically with all missing children reported during the same timeframe but not reported to NCMEC?
Why does the NCMEC refer to statistics, concerning murdered children, from the Office of the Attorney General of Washington State which was a study conducted in 1997? Are these statistics still relevant today?
View their site and are they basing their conclusions on studies that are four years old?
“…How many missing children are there?
Answer: The problem of missing children is complex and multifaceted. There are different types of missing children including family abductions; endangered runaways; nonfamily abductions; and lost, injured, or otherwise missing children. The best national estimates for the number of missing children are from incidence studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
To date two such studies have been completed. The first National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART-1) was released in 1990, and the second, known as NISMART-2, was released in October 2002. …”
In the year 2006, with all the technology available and all their technology partners, shouldn’t they have more current information? They receive approximately $40 million annually to fulfill their National Mandate and Mission. They tout the number of tips, calls etc and their 94% recovery rate so they must have some basis for the numbers.
“…The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s® (NCMEC) mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.
NCMEC was established in 1984 as a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization to provide services nationwide for families and professionals in the prevention of abducted, endangered, and sexually exploited children. Pursuant to its mission and its congressional mandates (see 42 U.S.C. §§ 5771 et seq.; 42 U.S.C. § 11606; 22 C.F.R. § 94.6), NCMEC ..”
The National Child Search Assistance Act of 1990 requires each federal, state, and local law-enforcement agency to enter information about missing children younger than the age of 18 into the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. The Act also establishes state reporting requirements.
Can statistics not be extracted from the NCIC database?