National Missing Persons Day is observed on February 3rd every year to create awareness about the hundreds of unsolved missing person cases across the U.S.
This is a subject that is not something that we can easily prepare ourselves for, because we truly never know who, when or how a loved one could go missing. When any person goes missing, everyone no matter what age is just as vulnerable. It could be an adult or infant. Statistics show that women are more likely to vanish than men, and seniors are also at just as high risk. Other environments such as health risks, natural disasters, unforeseeable situations, being held against will, are just a few events that dominate the reason. We are much more fortunate to have tools such as the world-wide web, texting, social media, networking and video surveillance–unlike the tedious and laborious processes of past! New tools have greatly eased the numerous ways to render our help to the families suffering such a loss. Nonetheless, this happens, and when it does, the families and friends are devastated. The amount varies from state to state, and sometimes has to do with populations, with a U.S. state average being 304 cases per year. Here are the top ten states in which missing persons reports are up in the years 2021 to 2022 are:
|MISSING PERSONS REPORTS BY STATE – ENDING 2022
Resources for Missing Persons:
National Database for Missing Persons:
The “Most Wanted” List for Kidnapping & Missing Persons, FBI List:
The Official Website of The Department of Justice Missing Persons Unit:
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My prayers to anyone who has every been affected in any way, shape or manner.