- Every 40 seconds another child is reported missing.
- Each day 2,000 children are reported missing.
- The rate of missing children has increased 444% since 1982.
- 16% are taken in their own home or yard; 40% are abducted from their street or car; 14% from a nearby park or wooded area.
- More than 1/5 of the children in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children listed in non-family abductions are found dead.
- The number of missing persons reported to law enforcement increased from 154,341 in 1982 to 876,213 in 2000. that is an increase of 468%.
- A woman is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes in America.
- 70% of sexual assaults occur in the victim's home.
- 67% of assault victims were juveniles under the age of 18 years old.
- The risk of being the victim of forcible rape increased dramatically from age 10 to 14 where it peaked.
- Over 2/3, 67% of sexual assault victims reported to law enforcement agencies were under the age of 18. More than half of all juvenile victims were under age 12. Most disturbing is that one in seven victims or 14% were under age 6.
- 75% of female rape victims required medical care after the attack.
- On average, only 32% of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement officials — less than 1 in 3. This is equivalent to one rape and sexual assault every 40 seconds.
Research obtained from
the fraternal order of police
- In multiple studies and interviews conducted among convicted sexual assault, robbery and burglary felons they were asked what security measures taken by homeowners were most effective at deterring their criminal intentions. Consistently at the top of the list were security dogs. When asked why, criminals listed these reasons:
- Canine hearing abilities pick-up suspicious sounds earlier then alarm systems.
- Canine barking alerts homeowners and neighbors too quickly.
- Criminals fear being attacked by a dog.
- Criminals know confronting a dog is much more hazardous than dealing with an alarm system.