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Kidnapping Facts

  • Every year, 600,000 people go missing in the US

  • Human Trafficking is a $150 plus billion dollar industry

  • Human trafficking wasn’t a federal crime in the US until 2000

  • More than 340,000 kids went missing in 2020.

  • According to estimates, between 18,000 and 20,000 victims are trafficked into the US every single year.

  • 99% of sex trafficking victims are females

  • Teenage girls between 12 – 17 years old are the most typical victims of abduction.

  • 3,543,018 people were reported missing in 2020. 340,000 of those were children. NCMEC reported a 98.66% increase in online enticement cases in the first nine months of 2020 compared to the same period the year before—1.6 million in total.

Here are the stories of teenagers who disappeared and were found murdered or are believed to be murdered and still missing.  We want to share this information in the hopes of bringing attention and awareness of just how often kidnappings, abductions and murders occur across Illinois and the United states, in order to initiate immediate investigations when a teenager disappears.  Children should be listed automatically as 'Endangered' and an investigation should begin immediately until proven that the child is not in danger. Stop believing that children just 'run away' and are okay. 

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