29 Kids Have Gone Missing In Texas Since October 1st, 2022
A child being reported missing has to be one of the scariest things a parent could ever experience. Not knowing where your kid is, or if they're safe, has to be a living nightmare. This is probably why so many people feel compelled to help find children when they're reported missing.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is not a police organization. They're not actually law enforcement in any way. They're a private 501(c)(3) charity organization that helps to find children that have been reported missing. Sadly, its something needed in our society. Here's what the organization says about their work:
"The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation."
The state of Texas is massive, not just in physical size, but in population as well. Texas ranks as the 2nd largest state in population, behind only California. By land size, Texas is also the 2nd largest state in the nation, behind only Alaska. A state this large in both population and area is likely to have a larger number of missing kids than other states. Which appears to be an accurate assessment.
Since the start of October this year, less than 2 months ago, there have been nearly 30 children and teens who have been reported missing to the National Center For Missing and Exploited Children. See the list here to see if you can help: