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    America's Missing

    I'm putting this here because frankly, I don't understand why it's not on every front page in the world.

    Missing Persons Statistics and Facts — 2,300 a Day — Crime Library on truTV.com

    eports of missing persons have increased sixfold in the past 25 years, from roughly 150,000 in 1980 to about 900,000 this year. The increase was driven in part by the country's growing population. But the numbers also indicate that law enforcement treats the cases more seriously now, including those of marginalized citizens.

    An astounding 2,300 Americans are reported missing every day, including both adults and children.

    But only a tiny fraction of those are stereotypical abductions or kidnappings by a stranger.

    For example, the federal government counted 840,279 missing persons cases in 2001. All but about 50,000 were juveniles, classified as anyone younger than 18.

    FBI Stats on Missing Persons:

    FBI — NCIC Missing Person and Unidentified Person Statistics for 2010


    The number differ somewhat in the two reports but, still an astonishing number of people who simply disappear.

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    Re: America's Missing

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I'm putting this here because frankly, I don't understand why it's not on every front page in the world.

    Missing Persons Statistics and Facts — 2,300 a Day — Crime Library on truTV.com

    eports of missing persons have increased sixfold in the past 25 years, from roughly 150,000 in 1980 to about 900,000 this year. The increase was driven in part by the country's growing population. But the numbers also indicate that law enforcement treats the cases more seriously now, including those of marginalized citizens.

    An astounding 2,300 Americans are reported missing every day, including both adults and children.

    But only a tiny fraction of those are stereotypical abductions or kidnappings by a stranger.

    For example, the federal government counted 840,279 missing persons cases in 2001. All but about 50,000 were juveniles, classified as anyone younger than 18.

    FBI Stats on Missing Persons:

    FBI — NCIC Missing Person and Unidentified Person Statistics for 2010


    The number differ somewhat in the two reports but, still an astonishing number of people who simply disappear.
    Some of those 'missing' are voluntary... just decide to walk away from it all and start a new life.

    The ones that truly concern me are the minors, many who end up on the street just trying to survive.
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    Re: America's Missing

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Some of those 'missing' are voluntary... just decide to walk away from it all and start a new life.

    The ones that truly concern me are the minors, many who end up on the street just trying to survive.
    We have a lot of homeless here in the Austin TX area but, most are not all that young.

    Here's a local young lady who disappeared in 2002 with out a trace even though it was widely publicized.

    Help Find Rachel Cooke

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    Re: America's Missing

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    We have a lot of homeless here in the Austin TX area but, most are not all that young.

    Here's a local young lady who disappeared in 2002 with out a trace even though it was widely publicized.

    Help Find Rachel Cooke
    We have a small pockets of them in the Knoxville area, but not a huge number. Several shelters serve most of them, thankfully.

    There has been a billboard up on I-40 for years now, a missing girl from Univ. of TN. I don't believe she's ever been found.

    Metro areas like Chicago and NY and SF most likely have the highest numbers. Destinations with bright lights and big dreams.....
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    Re: America's Missing

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    We have a small pockets of them in the Knoxville area, but not a huge number. Several shelters serve most of them, thankfully.

    There has been a billboard up on I-40 for years now, a missing girl from Univ. of TN. I don't believe she's ever been found.

    Metro areas like Chicago and NY and SF most likely have the highest numbers. Destinations with bright lights and big dreams.....
    Yep, I suspect some have been abducted and used as sex slaves and such for Arabs or drug Cartels.

    Or like those 3 girls who recently escaped from that Castro guy.

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    Re: America's Missing

    It's the damn aliens again isn't it? Weren't cows enough for them?
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    Re: America's Missing

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Yep, I suspect some have been abducted and used as sex slaves and such for Arabs or drug Cartels.

    Or like those 3 girls who recently escaped from that Castro guy.
    From the things that I've read, those usually brought into the slave trade are already runaways, where no one is going to really notice them missing. Sort like the missing go missing, if you know what I mean.

    Abductions are usually moments of opportunity, rather than stalking and pinpointing one that they want, unless it's a custodial abduction.

    Still, too little attention is paid to those that just.... disappear.
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    Re: America's Missing

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    It's the damn aliens again isn't it? Weren't cows enough for them?
    Who do you think is dissecting those cows?....missing people.

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    Re: America's Missing

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Who do you think is dissecting those cows?....missing people.
    Strange people to do such a thing. If I was missing I wouldn't be dissecting cows, I'd be on a beach, surround with loads of hotties wearing just about nothing. That's the only way to go missing.
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