A child is reported missing in this country every 40 seconds. This amounts to about 800,000 missing children every year. Of those 800,000 missing children, only 500 are placed out on AMBER Alert. What happens to the other 799,500 missing children? In West Virginia, the quick response AmberVision system will help to locate them.
Since AmberVision can get information to authorities immediately, it saves energy and time in locating missing children. Many children are found safe. However, of those who are murdered after being abducted, 74 percent are killed within the first three hours of being kidnapped; 40 percent are killed within the first hour. That's about the time it traditionally takes police to get a photo of a missing child.
AmberVision acts fast. It is effective. It provides authorities with immediate access to information to help protect our most precious resource, our children. Though these statistics are frightening, AmberVision will help keep West Virginia children safe, and help keep them from becoming a statistic.