Estimating the number of stranger-abduction homicides of children: A review of available evidence
This article attempts to derive estimates of the incidence of stranger-abduction homicide of children from six existing data sources. Also presented are the results of a separate analysis of abduction-related statistics on children contained in the Comprehensive Homicide File for the nine-year period 1976-1984. Methodological problems in existing data sources are identified, and results are discussed in relation to the issue of missing children. © 1990.
Journal of Criminal Justice
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Hotaling, G.T., Finkelhor, D. Estimating the number of stranger-abduction homicides of children: A review of available evidence. (1990) Journal of Criminal Justice, 18 (5), pp. 385-399.