➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: Most kidnapped children are taken by a parent. That doesn’t mean they’re safe
Washington Post – July 23, 2017
Our society fixates on “stranger danger.” Popular media portrays abductors as pedophiles, serial killers and other strangers who prey on children. Parental and societal fears are fueled by the well-known murders of Danielle van Dam, Adam Walsh, Polly Klaas, Samantha Runnion and Carlie Brucia, and the stories of Elizabeth Smart, Erica Pratt and Jaycee Dugard, who lived to tell of their kidnappings. But contrary to the dominant narrative, nearly all child abductions are perpetrated by family members.