Key Issues and Statistics

According to National Safety Council Injury Facts 2015, about 93,200 people died from unintentional-injury-related deaths in 2013. That’s 93,200 times a young driver, mother, father, grandparent, or employee’s ordinary day turned tragic. North Dakotans are not excluded from the dangers of unintentional injuries and deaths that take place off-the-job.

 

o   National:

  • During 2014, 635,155 missing person records were entered into NCIC, an increase of 1.2% from the 627,911 records entered in 2013. Of those, 466,949 missing person entries were under the age of 18. (FBI – National Crime Information Center. 2014)
  • As of December 31, 2014, NCIC contained 84,924 active missing person records.  Juveniles under the age of 18 account for 33,677 (39.7 %) of the records and 43,289 (51.0 %) records when juveniles are defined as under 21 years of age. (FBI – National Crime Information Center. 2014)
  • During 2014, 876 unidentified person records were entered into NCIC, an increase of 1.2 % from the 866 records entered in 2013. (FBI – National Crime Information Center. 2014)
  • The records entered in 2014 consisted of 650 (74.2%) deceased unidentified bodies, 26 (3.0%) unidentified catastrophe victims, and 200 (22.8 %) living persons who could not ascertain their identity. (FBI – National Crime Information Center. 2014)

o   North Dakota:

  • The North Dakota AMBER Alert program was implemented in 2003. (North Dakota Highway Patrol. 2016)
  • Since then, eight AMBER alerts involving nine children have been issued in the state. Eight out of the nine children have successfully been recovered. (North Dakota Highway Patrol. 2016)