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2010 AMBER Alert Report: Analysis of AMBER Alert Cases in 2010

NCJ Number
236084
Date Published
Author(s)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Agencies
OJJDP-Sponsored
Publication Type
Grant
Annotation
This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an analysis of AMBER Alert cases for 2010.
Abstract
Highlights from this report for the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010 include: during this period, 173 AMBER Alerts were issued involving 211 children; of the 173 cases, 150 cases resulted in recovery and 9 children were recovered deceased; 50 percent of the alerts were issued State or territory-wide, 35 percent were regional, and 5 percent were local alerts; AMBER Alerts were issued in 37 States and the District of Columbia, with Michigan having the most alerts followed by Texas and California; 46 percent of cases were family abductions, 43 percent were non-family abductions, 9 percent were lost, injured, or otherwise missing, and 2 percent were endangered runaway; 6 percent of the alerts involving 12 children were later determined to be hoaxes; 53 percent of the children involved in the alerts were girls, compared to 47 percent of boys; and 47 percent of the children were White, 30 percent were Black, 13 percent were Hispanic, 3 percent were Biracial, 5 percent were Asian, and 1 percent were American Indian. This report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children presents an analysis of AMBER Alert cases for 2010. The alerts were issued throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Cases in this report were analyzed according to the case type at the time the AMBER Alert was issued, not the case type at the time of recovery of the child or children. Tables and figures
Date Created: December 3, 2019