The Issues

Attempted Abductions


Attempted abductions most often occur on the street while children are walking, biking, or playing outside.


The majority of kidnappings involving of school-age children occur before and after school when children are traveling from home to school and after dinner between 6 – 7 p.m


The Most Common Lure Tactics Include:


  • Offering a child a ride
  • Offering a child money
  • Offering a child treats
  • Asking the child questions
  • Using an animal to interest the child



Online Enticement Red Flags To Be Aware Of


  • Grooming through sexual conversation/role playing
  • Asking for explicit images from the child/teen
  • Building rapport with compPretending to be younger
  • Offering incentives of gifts- money, gas card, food, transportation, place to stay, alcohol or drugs


*Source: NCMEC