There are currently 116 Amber Alert systems in place. Are they effective? Are there are any nationally published statistics? Each state may choose to publish there own, based on their activation criteria, but the average person doesn’t know how many Amber Alerts were issued, the status (active/inactive) nor the resolution typically unless it was successful.
Total Plans 116
Total Recoveries 289
In March of 2005 the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Intrado, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRDO), announced the creation and launch of a secure system that would redistribute AMBER (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alerts to secondary distributors such as online service providers. Of course there is no reporting of those statistics either.
How effective has the release been to the secondary distributors? A simple Google search displays many companies and organization that “specialize” in Amber Alerts and provide their respective tickers.
Why doesn’t the NCMEC, at a minimum, publish statistics on the number of Amber Alerts issued through them, the time required to be issued/activated and the resolution of the alert?