Statistics on children recovered from abductions are available in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) reports, National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway and Throwaway Children (NISMART) Series. See the Missing Children Special Feature section of our site for more information.
Juvenile gang activity statistics can be found in Highlights of the 2012 National Youth Gang Survey, an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) report. Visit the Gangs Special Feature for additional information. Also visit the website for the National Gang Center, a project jointly funded by OJJDP and the Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Information about organized crime can be found in the Transnational Organized Crime section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation website.
Data on homicides cleared by arrest or exceptional means can be found in the Federal Bureau of Investigation annual Crime in the United States report. These annual reports also provide a definition of crimes cleared by exceptional means.
Resources to assist child abduction victims and their families are available on the Missing and Exploited Children section of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention website.
Also, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) was established in 1984 to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation, find missing children, and assist victims and their families. See the NCMEC site or call 800-THE-LOST (800-843-5678) for assistance.
Additionally, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) is a clearinghouse for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. NamUs is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public to solve these cases. To enter a missing persons report into the NamUs database, visit the registration page.
Finally, for additional information about child abduction, see the Missing Children Special Feature.
The following resources capture information on children's exposure to violence and its impact:
- Compendium of Research on Children Exposed To Violence (CEV) 2010-2015
- Children's Exposure to Violence, Crime, and Abuse: An Update
- National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence Series
Also see the Children Exposed to Violence webpage from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.