"Most crimes against children occur by a family member or someone the child knows. Consider that out of the nearly 800,000 missing children reported last year only 115 were the victims of a complete stranger or someone the child only “slightly” knew!"
-Journal of Adolescent Health, 40(2), 116-126
Found this statistic in the Youth Specialties blog about Sexual Predators.
That number is staggering! Only 115 out of 800,000. Do we fear "strangers" more than we should?
The article is an interesting read on internet predators and their misconceptions and what to do about it. Read it!