The Numbers About Missing Children Matter!

Of nearly 30,000 missing children reported to NCMEC, 91% were children who ran away.


77% of Endangered Runaways reported were between 15-17 years old.


Risk factors play an important role. 87% of these children who ran away had one or more risk factors.


Risk factors may be a result of individual, family, societal or environmental factors. Risk factors may be interconnected.


Data shows that 1 of 6 children who run away are likely to become victims of child sex trafficking.


The average age of child sex trafficking victims is 15.


*Source: The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)