How would you answer the question, where are more babies abducted from, the hospital or from home?
According to the Boston College website, Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess is an internationally recognized pioneer in the assessment and treatment of victims of trauma and abuse. She recently published a study in the September issue of the American Journal of Nursing.
Between two periods — 1983-1992 and 1993-2006 — the percentage of abductions in hospitals and other health-care facilities fell from 63 percent to 32 percent, while the percentage of abductions in private homes grew from 29 percent to 49 percent. The overwhelming majority of abductors — 96 percent — were women. And almost all of the abducted babies — 95 percent — were found.
Note: Per the NCMEC
ALEXANDRIA, VA – March 12, 2007 – Since 1983, there have been 248 infant abductions, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). This number includes abductions by non-family members from healthcare facilities, private homes, and other places.
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