Bring Them Home

KHOU 11 News and KHOU.com are raising awareness of the missing children in Houston.

May 25 is National Missing Children's Day

KHOU 11 News and KHOU.com are shining a spotlight on the issue of missing and endangered children in the Houston area on May 25, National Missing Children's Day. We are committed to dedicating the entire day to spotlighting missing children on all of our platforms.

WATCH LIVE NOW: Photos of missing Houston-area children

If you have seen a missing child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have any information, please call: 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or contact NCMEC.

WATCH: Bring Them Home - Missing Houston-area kids

KHOU 11 News and KHOU.com are shining a spotlight on the issue of missing and endangered children in the Houston area in advance of National Missing Children's Day on May 25, 2017. Daisy-Daisy

Key facts about missing children

According to The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children:

  • 90 percent of missing children cases are endangered runaways
  • 6 percent of cases are family abductions
  • 1 percent are lost, injured or otherwise missing children
  • 1 percent are nonfamily abductions
  • 2 percent are critically missing young adults, ages 18 to 20

According to the FBI, in 2016, there were 465,676 National Crime Information Center entries for missing children. In 2015, the total number of missing children entries into NCIC was 460,699.

Of the more than 18,500 endangered runaways reported in 2016 to the NCMEC, one in six were likely victims of child sex trafficking. Of those, 86 percent were in social services' care when they went missing.

AMBER Alerts have successfully recovered 857 children, including 38 recoveries credited to the wireless emergency alert program.

In 2016 the NCMEC CyberTipline received 8.2 million reports, most of which were related to:

  • Apparent child sexual abuse images
  • Online enticement, including “sextortion"
  • Child sex trafficking
  • Child sexual molestation

Photos: Bring Them Home - Missing kids in Texas

How you can help

If you have any information on a missing or exploited child, contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children by phone at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-543-5678), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also submit tips via the CyberTipline here.

MISSING

Abraham Campos

Adrianna Kindle

Alexandria Morales

Alexis Hall

Allena Smith

Amador Maldonado

Amber Amaya

Amber Whiteside

Anastasia Rodriguez

Angel Martinez

Angie Molina

Angie Rodriguez

Anthony Winters

Antonia Labato

Ariel Miller

Aurora Skibo

Bailey Bottoms

Bobbie Jospeh

Brent Bremness

Bri’Ana Powell-Hubbard

Brianna Schatte

Cameron Rawlinson

Cedrick Deleon

Christian Rodriguez

Cynthia Rossainz

Daijha Moss

David Joyner

Desire Peralez

Destini Casey

Destiny Blaine

Devin Taylor

Deysi Fajardo

Eduardo Maximo

Elena Deleon

Esperanza Cantu

Grace Danos

Gregory Arnold

Irma Gamez

Irwin Stewart

Issaac Arredondo

Jazmine Sanchez

Jeanette Wilson

Jenifer Lopez

Jennyfer Ortez

Jesus Martinez

Jesus Zavala

Joseph Reeves

Juan Rodriguez

Julianna Ortegon

Justin Smith

Kaleigh Gaston

Katherine Paola

Kendrick Jackson

Kenneth Pete

Lisandro Lopez

Lluvia McCraw

Malia Adams

Mariah Jefferson

Marlon Sarmiento

Michael White

Nicholas Rios

Penelope Inks

Pia Casillas

Rajenaih Allen

Selena Ellis

Shelby Rodriguez

Stanley Hawkins

Stephanie Buehler

Teresa Dora

Tiffany Cortez

William Xu

Yoselin Estrada

 

 

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