New estimate: Over 10,000 U.S. child abduction cases involving Japan

September 22, 2011

For many years Children’s Rights Council of Japan has estimated that the number of internationally abducted chidlren in Japan numbered in the thousands, with there being about 100 to 200 cases a year involving U.S. citizen children (  These estimates were based on family abduction rates in the U.S.

Now, using a slightly different statistical approach, left-behind father Patrick McPike has calculated the number of cases involving U.S. children could cumulatively add up to over 10,000 cases since the early 1990’s.  His analysis seems sound and reasonable:

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