Police from dozens of agencies around the nation failed to report nearly 4,500 missing and abducted children. They've been required to report them as missing immediately to federal authorities by law since 1990. At least 131 of those kids are still missing. Another 17 are dead.
Thomas Hargrove of Scripps Howard News Service turned up the numbers after combing through data at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. (Scripps Howard HT: IRE)