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Discussion in 'Community Outreach' started by Kimster, May 29, 2015.

  1. President Pope Dewey

    President Pope Dewey Sanity is a state of mind

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  2. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    NCMEC ‏@MissingKids 7s8 seconds ago

    During the last 31 years, #NCMEC’s national toll-free hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST has received more than 4 million calls
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    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  4. Kimster

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    The release of a study by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) showing than 64 percent of local jail inmates, 56 percent of state prisoners and 45 percent of federal prisoners have symptoms of serious mental illnesses is an indictment of the nation's mental healthcare system.Sep 6, 2006:

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    Here's a snipped example of the information you can find at this site:

    1. Forensic artists use techniques such as age progression to help locate missing persons. A forensic artist must have knowledge about how the face changes as it grows older, such as what sags and what expands. Having a picture of the biological parents also helps construct an accurate age progression photo. Usually, a child must be 1 to 18 months old and missing for at least 2 years before he or she can be age progressed.d
    2. Medical examiners and coroner’s offices in the U.S. hold more than 40,000 sets of unidentified remains. That number is large enough to represent a small city.d
    3. There are as many as 100,000 active missing persons cases in the U.S. at any given time.d
    4. Of the 692,944 people reported missing in 2010, 531,928 were under the age of 18. d
    5. According to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), 355,243 women were reported missing in 2010 compared to 337,660 men.d
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  9. Kimster

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    Every year, an average of 4,400 unidentified remains are found in the U.S. and over 1,000 of those remains are unidentified a year after their discovery.

    At the same time, at any given moment in the U.S. there may be as many as 85,000 active missing persons cases.

    By December 2007, 28,360 missing persons cases had been reported to NamUs and 11,756 of those cases have now been resolved.

    At the same time, 14,336 unidentified persons cases were submitted to NamUs and 2,536 of those persons have now been identified.

  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Over 3,000 kids...

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    Law enforcement agencies in the Houston area annually receive more than 7,000 missing person reports, of which a majority are runaways, while others may have died, suffer from mental disabilities, are addicted to drugs or who don’t want to be found, said Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Last year, his office dealt with roughly 3,000 missing persons reports.

    HPD received a higher number of missing person reports last year, 9,500, and its dedicated unit of 11 officers has a close to a 90 percent success rate resolving cases, said Buse .

    On Sunday, services were offered for free, including guidance to search and introduce information about missing people in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System. NamUs, as it is called, has two searchable databases. One is for Missing Persons, which is populated by reports from law enforcement, medical examiners and families with verifiable cases. There are currently over 14,000 open missing cases in the system, of which 1,097 are from Texas.

    Reported missing person cases are automatically cross-searched against the unidentified deceased persons’ database in NamUs, containing reports from coroners and law enforcement agencies. Almost 12,000 active but unidentified cases are open in the system, 1,881 of them from Texas.

    historically has been able to match about 20 percent of the unidentified remains with missing persons’ cases. But the critical data introduced in the system that facilitates the pairing is the DNA extracted from both the bodies and families looking for missing loved ones.

    Taking saliva swabs to extract families’ DNA is one of the most valuable services offered to attendees for free, said Dr. Sharon Derrick, who started the annual event

  15. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    I want to bring The Murder Accountability Project to everyone's attention as it is a great resource when researching date in regards to murders,

    serial killers, etc.


    The latest article on their homepage is that police and sheriffs’ departments frequently fail to report homicides of infants and elderly Americans to the U.S. Department of Justice, a troubling finding by the nonprofit Murder Accountability Project based upon a comparison of crime data given to the FBI and mortality records reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Just an example of the great information that can be gleaned there.
  16. Imamazed

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    Top 5 cybersecurity facts, figures and statistics for 2018
    1. Cyber crime damage costs to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021. It all begins and ends with cyber crime. Without it, there's nothing to cyber-defend. The cybersecurity community and major media have largely concurred on the prediction that cyber crime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. This represents the greatest transfer of economic wealth in history, risks the incentives for innovation and investment, and will be more profitable than the global trade of all major illegal drugs combined.

    2. Cybersecurity spending to exceed $1 trillion from 2017 to 2021. The rising tide of cyber crime has pushed information security (a subset of cybersecurity) spending to more than $86.4 billion in 2017, according to Gartner. That doesn't include an accounting of internet of things (IoT), industrial IoT, and industrial control systems (ICS) security, automotive security, and other cybersecurity categories. Global spending on cybersecurity products and services are predicted to exceed $1 trillion over five years, from 2017 to 2021.

    3. Cyber crime will more than triple the number of unfilled cybersecurity jobs, which is predicted to reach 3.5 million by 2021. Every IT position is also a cybersecurity position now. Every IT worker, every technology worker, needs to be involved with protecting and defending apps, data, devices, infrastructure and people. The cybersecurity workforce shortage is even worse than what the jobs numbers suggest. As a result, the cybersecurity unemployment rate has dropped to zero percent.

    4. 3.8 billion internet users in 2017 (51 percent of the world’s population of 7 billion), up from 2 billion in 2015. Cybersecurity Ventures predicts there will be 6 billion internet users by 2022 (75 percent of the projected world population of 8 billion) — and more than 7.5 billion internet users by 2030 (90 percent of the projected world population of 8.5 million, 6 years of age and older). The hackers smell blood now, not silicon.

    5. Global ransomware damage costs are predicted to exceed $5 billion in 2017. That's up from $325 million in 2015 — a 15X increase in two years and expected to worsen. Ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations — the No. 1 cyber-attacked industry — will quadruple by 2020. Cybersecurity Ventures expects ransomware damage costs will rise to $11.5 billion in 2019 and that a business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 14 seconds by that time.

    What does it all mean? In 2015, Ginni Rometty, IBM's chairman, president and CEO, said, "Cyber crime is the greatest threat to every company in the world."
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  17. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Red Cross: Over 100,000 missing people is a global crisis

    Over 100,000 people around the world are missing, which has created a global "crisis," the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday.

    Agnes Coutou, the organization's protection adviser, told the U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee that "this is the highest number we have ever had."

    "We know that this is the tip of the iceberg and that it represents only a fraction of those estimated to be missing because of past and ongoing conflicts," she said.

    The International Committee of the Red Cross works with the families of missing persons and authorities in over 40 countries affected by past and current conflicts. It also chairs five bodies trying to resolve cases of missing persons.

    Coutou said three factors driving the crisis are the scale of armed conflicts responsible for a substantial number of missing; the "intergenerational impact" of people missing for decades on their families; and the increased internationalization of the problem.

    "Missing persons shape the history of families, communities and societies profoundly," she said. "Such unresolved consequences of conflict that stretch over decades can hamper the prospects of peace."

    Coutou said the International Committee of the Red Cross is calling for "early and preventive action" to keep people from going missing, "whether they are alive or dead." This means registering all people who are detained, enabling them to contact their families, registering and centralizing information on all those missing, ensuring identification of human remains, and protecting gravesites, she said.

    Coutou said the organization is also calling for upholding families' right to know the fate and whereabouts of missing relatives and exchanging good practices and tapping into expertise on the missing.

    She expressed hope that many U.N. member nations will respond and "help some of those who so desperately wait for news of their loved ones."

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  18. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Gone Missing in the National Parks

    [...] at least 60 unresolved missing person cases in the National Park System, according to data obtained from the Park Service. The exact number is not publicly available, but could be hundreds or more. Most search-and-rescue missions end quickly with the subject(s) found, but others remain frustratingly unresolved. With landscapes ranging from above-timberline alpine settings and dense forests cut by canyons to desertscapes and oceans, the National Park System can be a surprisingly easy place to go, and stay, missing.

    While law enforcement agencies at the Interior Department now record missing persons in the Incident Management and Reporting System, this practice only began in 2013. Missing person information is also entered into the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System – an information-sharing network available to state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies and organizations. Individual park units also may notify local authorities when someone cannot be found.

    There is no comprehensive roster of all persons who have gone missing across the National Park System. Part of the reason is that the Park Service might not be the lead agency in looking for someone reported missing. County sheriff’s departments and even authorities from local municipalities might assume control of the investigations, with information sometimes flowing back to the park in question. The Park Service does, however, record cumulative figures submitted and compiled from its regional offices, says Travis Heggie, a former public risk management specialist and tort claims officer for the Park Service. Now an associate professor at Bowling Green State University, Heggie says individual parks keep the original search-and-rescue reports.

    The Park Service’s most recent search-and-rescue database, the 2017 Annual SAR Dashboard, sheds some light on rescue operations across all park units in the more than 84-million-acre park system. In 2017, there were 3,453 reported search and rescue missions, including 1,000 saves; rescues of 1,500 ill or injured people, and 182 fatalities.

    The SAR dashboard reveals some interesting trivia. For instance, in 2017, men were rescued 1,800 times compared to 1,300 SAR operations for women; in 549 cases, the person’s sex was not reported. Almost 20 percent of the rescues involved people between the age of 20-29, and 16 percent of the rescues were people over age 60.

    The majority of rescue operations -- 2,500 -- were on land, vs. 543 on a lake, 213 on a river, and 177 in the ocean.

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  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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    Who Would Steal a Baby?

    Kindness was their M.O.

    The women befriended new moms – one in a hospital lobby, another at a train station, a third at a carnival – and could not have been nicer.

    The strangers fawned over the babies and offered to watch them to give the new moms a break. Grateful for the help, the new mothers stepped away. And they never saw their infants again.

    The infants were abducted in different states, at different times, during the 1960s through 2018. They are among 19 stolen infants who are still missing today.

    Who would abduct an infant – and why? At the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, we wanted to better understand this rare and unique crime and analyzed these 19 open cases and 535 other non-family infant abductions that were solved or closed over the same time.

    Among non-family infant abductions, most (62%) were committed by lone women of child-bearing age for maternal reasons: They wanted to raise the baby as their own.


    Their personal circumstances varied. Some had suffered miscarriages or had a stillborn, lost custody of their child or their child had died. Others were trying to cling to a fractured relationship by pretending to be pregnant.

    The vast majority of lone female abductors targeted very young infants, most often in the first few days of their lives. But some abducted infants have been a little older, even up to 1 years old.

    The next largest group of non-family infant abductions (11%) occurred in the course of carjackings. In most of these cases, the carjacker didn’t realize there was an infant, or other young children, in the backseat. They often abandoned the children once they realized they were not alone in the car. They wanted a car – not a baby.

    Retaliation was the motive in 7% of infant abductions. These abductors were trying to seek revenge or punish the infant’s parent, most often the mother. Sometimes infants were abducted in the middle of a heated domestic dispute.

    The good news in our analysis: Nearly all abducted infants (97%) were recovered alive – and quickly – most the same day or the next. However, some infants were recovered long after their abductions, even years later as teenagers or adults. Three percent were recovered deceased.

    Most abductors, our analysis found, were strangers or aquaintances who offered to watch the child or babysit. Some posed as nurses, social workers or photographers.

    MORE: http://www.missingkids.org/blog/2019/post-update/who-would-steal-a-baby

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