Safety, Prevention, Education & Advice

Missing Persons Statistics 2001

In 2001, 840,279 missing persons (adults and children) were reported to the police and entered into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC). This represents the smallest number of missing persons reports since 1992 (801,358). The FBI estimates that 85-90%…

FHP offers shopping safety advice

Don’t let criminals be your “scrooge” this holiday. Take a few precautions when you venture out to do Christmas shopping and you will “take a bite out of crime”. Personal Safety at Malls The threat of physical assault does not…

Vanished Part 1: When a parent takes a child

COURTNEY BRUMMER, Staff Writer 02/05/2005 ========== EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a two-part series about parental abductions. The abduction of a child can be a parent’s worst nightmare. But what if the abductor is the other parent? In…

Vanished Part 2: When a parent takes a child

COURTNEY BRUMMER, Staff Writer 02/06/2005 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a two-part series about parental abductions. In a report to the U.S. Department of Justice concerning parental abductions, Ernest Allen, president and chief operating officer of the National…

What to do if your child runs away

First, contact your child’s friends and his/her boyfriend/girlfriend, family, your estranged spouse and his/her family, neighbors, your child’s employer, principal, teachers, coaches, counselors and extracurricular activity leaders. Find out if your child’s boyfriend/girlfriend or any other friends are missing. Check…

Why children run away

Youths entering their adolescent years face many transitions. Physical changes occur in conjunction with a striving for personal identity and autonomy. In the runaway, however, attempts to gain independence in a mature, self-sufficient manner fail. Despite the many reasons runaways…