Number of Kidnappings in the US
How many kidnappings occur in the US?
260,000 each year.
Kidnapping statistics in the US refer mainly to child abduction. According to the report “National Estimates of Missing Children: An Overview”, published in 2002 by the US Department of Justice, over 260,000 children (aged 18 years or younger) are abducted in the US each year; nearly 80% of those cases are family abductions. Missing children due to abductions constitute about 20% of all missing children in the country.