The lack of a common definition of “missing child,” and a common response to the issue, results in few reliable statistics on the scope of the problem around the world.
Even with this challenge, we know that:
In Australia, an estimated 38,000 children are reported missing every year.
In Canada, an estimated 47,288 children are reported missing each year.
In Germany, an estimated 100,000 children are reported missing each year.
In India, an estimated 96,000 children go missing each year.
In Jamaica, an estimated 1,984 children were reporting missing in 2015.
In Russia, an estimated 45,000 children were reported missing in 2015.
In Spain, an estimated 20,000 children are reported missing every year.
In the United Kingdom, an estimated 250,000 children are reported missing every year – that’s 1 child every 2 minutes.
In the United States, an estimated 800,000 children are reported missing every year.
According to the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, roughly 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States — that's roughly 2,000 per day. Of those, there are only 115 child "stranger abduction" cases each year, which means the child was taken by an unknown person, the majority are taken by a person known to them.
The slides feature many young faces of children that have never been found!! To the parents facing this situation I pray for you and you lost loved ones. I cant imagine how broken you must feel and I pray these children reside now in heaven free of pain.