National Missing Children’s Day 2012


May 25, 2012

National Missing Children’s Day 2012

The FBI joins the nation in remembering those children and others as we observe National Missing Children’s Day.


Audio Transcript

Mollie Halpern: More than 520,000 missing children were entered into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center Database, or NCIC, in 2011. The FBI joins the nation in remembering those children and others as we observe National Missing Children’s Day.

I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau, and this is FBI, This Week.

The FBI’s crimes against children program is dedicated to identifying and rescuing missing children. Unit Chief Alan Nanavaty says the unit also focuses on...

Alan Nanavaty: ...to identify and prosecute offenders that are sexually exploiting children.

Halpern: The FBI partners with other law enforcement and non-governmental organizations to address the crimes of child abduction and prostitution. Parents can protect their children by...

Nanavaty: So we need to make sure that parents are aware of what their children are doing not only on the Internet, but even in their own neighborhoods.

Halpern: Another way to keep kids safe is to download the FBI’s Child ID app for iPhones and Androids. It enables parents to send photos and vital information to law enforcement should their child go missing.

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