### Get A FREE Consultation!

We run out of free consultations every month. Sign up to make sure you get your free consultation. (Free $350 value.)

How many kids are kidnapped each year?Â

In this article, youâ€™ll learn about:Â

- how many kids are kidnapped each year
- how many go missing (different than kidnapping)
- how many kids get kidnapped per day
- how many children are missing and never found per year
- how many children are found each year

Letâ€™s dig in.Â

13,621 kids are kidnapped each year in the US.Â

11,225 of those kidnapped children are found.

This means that 2,396 children are kidnapped and are not found every year in the US.Â Â

17.59% of kidnapped children are never found again.Â

Read More: How Many Missing Children Are Never Found?

317,869 children go missing every year in the US.

298,163 of those missing children are found.Â

Meaning that 19,706 children go missing and are not found every year in the US.Â Â

6.20% of missing children are never found again.

37 children are kidnapped per day, on average.Â

13,621 children get kidnapped every year in the US.

13,621 children get kidnapped per year / 365 days = 871 children get kidnapped every day.

7 children get kidnapped per day and are never found again.Â

Read More: How Many People Go Missing Every Year?

19,706 children go missing and are not found every year in the US.

6.20% of missing children are never found again.

93.80% of missing children are found each year.

298,163 children are found each year.Â

Remember that 317,869 children go missing every year in the US.

That means that 93.8% of missing children are found each year.

Here are other questions we found related to how many kids get kidnapped each year.

There are 36.3 kidnappings per hour in the US.Â

Kidnappings happen every 0.027 hours in the US.Â

Or, a kidnapping happens every 0.6 minutes (36 seconds).

We know that 871 children get kidnapped every day.Â

871 kidnappings / 24 hours = 36.3 kidnappings per hour.Â

36.3 kidnappings per hour / 60 minutes = a kidnapping happens every 0.6 minutes.

24 hours / 871 kidnappings = 0.027 hours per kidnapping.

Children have a 0.019% chance of getting kidnapped.Â

There are 73.6 million children in the US.Â

And 13,621 children get kidnapped every year in the US.

13,621 / 73,600,000 = 0.019% chances of a child to get kidnapped.Â

Most child abductions occur close to home.Â

Often, they happen in the child’s own neighborhood.Â

Family members are responsible for many abductions.Â

In non-family abductions, the perpetrator is usually known to the child.Â

Stranger abductions are rare but receive a lot of media attention.Â

Schools and parks are also common locations.Â

Safety measures and awareness can reduce risks.

Sources:Â

- ojjdp.ojp.gov/
- www.fbi.gov/

You want to **invest into your future**. Whether that’s protecting yourself with a prenup, getting a fresh start with divorce, or setting up your estate. **You deserve reliable attorneys who get results**. Fill out the form above for your FREE consultation.

Disclaimer

This website is for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice. Consult an attorney if you are seeking legal advice. Check out our privacy policy.