Does a US child go missing every 90 seconds? – BBC News

A television news channel in Washington DC recently launched a safety awareness campaign using the hashtag #every90seconds, claiming that one child goes missing in the US, on average, every one-and-a-half minutes.

It’s a figure that’s been widely quoted in US media over the past few years, often for the best of reasons, as in this case. It sounds worrying, because you might reasonably assume it refers to kidnappings, or children in real danger.

But where does the 90-second figure come from?

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‘ID the Missing’ event is Thursday in Wayne County, MI| News – Home

DETROIT – Anyone who is missing a loved one has the chance Thursday to try to get some answers.

The Michigan State Police, Detroit police, the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office and The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System at the a University of North Texas will be holding its third “ID the Missing” event at the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office — which is located at 1300 E. Warren Ave. in Detroit.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Family, friends of missing persons to gather at University of Michigan-Flint | MLive.com

FLINT, MI — Families and friends affected by the disappearance of someone close to them have been invited to take part in a Missing Persons Day 2014 event at the University of Michigan-Flint.

The event, sponsored by Michigan State Police and other law enforcement agencies, is set for 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at the Harding Mott University Center building, 400 Mill St, with a portion of the event to recognize the missing and their families.

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