The first National Incidence Studies of Missing, Abducted, Runaway, and Thrownaway Children (NISMART-1) was released in 1990, and the second, known as NISMART-2, was released in October 2002. According to NISMART-2 research, which studied the year 1999, an estimated 797,500 children were reported missing; 58,200 children were abducted by nonfamily members; 115 children were the victims of the most serious, long-term nonfamily abductions called "stereotypical kidnappings"; and 203,900 children were the victims of family abductions." Now, do the math here. I have, and here is the result, and keep in mind that this is statistical information for only ONE year, 1999. Get out your calculator and figure this out for yourself if you think I'm wrong here. With the numbers listed in the above study this leaves exactly 535,285 children gone missing WITHOUT A TRACE in one year alone.