Child Victims of Stereotypical Kidnappings Known to Law Enforcement in 2011

This bulletin summarizes findings about stereotypical kidnappings in 2011 based on data from the Law Enforcement Survey, a component of the Third National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART-3), and sponsored by OJJDP. The authors compared 2011 findings on stereotypical kidnappings with 1997 results from NISMART-2 based on data from law enforcement agencies nationwide. Although stereotypical kidnappings have not decreased since 1997, recovering the child is more likely and the proportion of kidnappings involving homicide has declined.

Author: Janis Wolak, David Finkelhor, and Andrea J. Sedlak

Federal Sponsor Agency: OJJDP

Publication Date: 2016

Publication Type: PDF

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