THE STATE OF OUR “MISSING PERSONS”
Mission: to reaffirm our commitment to raise awareness and address the issues of “No transparency”, “No access”, and ultimately “No closure” for families of Missing Persons across New York and Potter’s Field burial grounds on Hart Island.
As of December 31, 2011, the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) contained 85,158 active missing person records. Juveniles under the age of 18 account for 37,371 (43.9%) of the records and 9,832 (11.5%) were for adults between the ages of 18 and 20.
According the same NCIC report, in 2011, 678,860 missing person records were reported. This is a decrease of 2.0% from the 692,944 records entered in the previous year (2010.) Of that number, a total of 679,511 were cleared or cancelled during the same period. The reasons they gave for these removals are:
- law enforcement agency located the subject
- the individual returned home
- invalid reporting.
Lamont Dottin Foundation is here to make sure that the voices of …
Note: we need a little bit of history of the organization and why people need to participate, support or join the effort.