Nebraska City Mayor Jack Hobbie declared May 25 at National Missing Children's Day and urged the state's continued efforts to prevent the abduction and sexual exploitation of children.
Whereas, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, an estimated 800,000 children are reported missing each year; and
Whereas, on average, approximately 2,000 children are reported missing to law enforcement agencies daily; and
Approximately 58,200 of these children are victims of non-family abductions and more than 200,000 are the vicitms of family abductions; and
Whereas, the National Center of Missing & Exploited Children exists as a resource to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation, help find missing children and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families and the professionals who serve them, and
Whereas, this special day is a time to remember those children who are missing and give hope to their families.
Now therefore be it resolved that, in partnership with the NCMEC and its supporters, Nebraska City proclaims May 25 at National Missing Children's Day.
Therefore, be it further resolved that Nebraska City urges the participation of local government, law enforcement and communities in the protection of children and educating children about child abduction and sexual exploitation, and how to respond and seek help form law enforcement, social services and NCMEC.
Therefore, be it further resolved that Nebraska City encourages all individuals to take 25 minutes to help children stay safer.
Therefore, be it further resolved by Nebraska City that May 25, 2013, is set aside as National Missing Children's Day as part of the city's continuing efforts to prevent the abduction and sexual exploitation of children.