This is an eye opening video showing how easy it could be for a person to kidnap a child from a public place even with a lot of people around. I know we have all told our kids over and over not to go with strangers but as you will see in this video it may not be enough. This is a good video to also show your kids.

This is some statistics according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

In 2014, there were 466,949 entries for missing children under the age of 18 into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, also called NCIC.

The first three hours are the most critical when trying to locate a missing child. The murder of an abducted child is rare, and an estimated 100 cases in which an abducted child is murdered occur in the U.S. each year. A 2006 study indicated that 76.2 percent of abducted children who are killed are dead within three hours of the abduction.

The AMBER Alert program was created in 1996 and is operated by the U.S. Department of Justice. As of April 2015, 767 children have been successfully recovered as a result of the program

As of January 2015, NCMEC’s toll free, 24 hour call center has received more than 4,096,795 calls since it was created in 1984. Information about missing or exploited children can be reported to the call center by calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

Child sexual exploitation

U.S. law enforcement agencies have seen a dramatic increase in cases of sexual exploitation of children since the 1990s. According to a report to Congress in 2010.

In 2006 U.S. attorneys handled 82.8 percent more child pornography cases than they had in 1994.

State and local law enforcement agencies involved in Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces reported a 230 percent increase in the number of documented complaints of online enticement of children from 2004 to 2008.

ICAC Task Forces noted a more than 1,000 percent increase in complaints of child sex trafficking from 2004 to 2008.

Visit http://www.missingkids.com/ for more info on keeping your children safe