Advocates Say FBI Missing Children Data Misleading; Does Disservice to Black Juveniles
April 21, 2022
Missing white children receive far more media coverage than missing Black and Brown children.
A fact advocates often point to when explaining the disparity in attention provided to individuals of color.
But another unsettling fact has emerged with the release of the FBI's latest statistics on missing children.
The federal agency noted about 346,000 children went missing in the United States in 2020, identifying 125,727 Black juveniles.
In addition, the agency said 197,381 white kids went missing, suggesting that missing white youth outnumber lost young Blacks by more than 71,600.