How common are child abductions in the UK?

How common are child abductions in the UK?
 

Police have stepped up patrols in Oxford after a teenage girl walking to school was abducted and sexually assaulted.
It's every parent's worst nightmare. But how common are child abductions?
The charity Action Against Abduction, formerly Pact, estimates that roughly 50 children under the age of 16 are abducted by strangers every year.
Its report Taken, which used data from UK police forces in 2011-12, found that 42% of all abduction attempts were made by strangers - and three quarters of the attempts were unsuccessful.
The average age of abducted children in the UK was 13, while the average... read more

 
29 September 2016 in Regional, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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