We were browsing through some YouTube videos the other night, when we came across this one by WAPTEK. Granted, his video titles are sometimes a bit opaque (“liberal illuminati satanic ritual abuse pizzagate National Center for Missing & Exploited Children” in this case) but the content is often spot-on, and he doesn’t disappoint here.
In his usual caustically factual way, WAPTEK takes issue with the “800,000 MISSING CHILDREN EACH YEAR OMIGOD IT’S THE SATANISTS!!!1!” crowd. You’ll recognise this as the U.S. version of Sabine and Belinda’s hysterical shrieks that “a child disappears in the UK every three minutes!” They use this terrifying figure to bolster their arguments that those children must be going somewhere, and it’s most likely into an oven at your local McDonald’s.
In other words, this terror tactic is used to draw people into supporting their various hoaxes and scams, including the Hampstead SRA hoax.
Let’s look at the U.S. data first
When one considers that approximately 4,000,000 children are born each year in the United States, it’s sobering to realise that approximately 20% of that number go missing…until you look at what the figures actually say.
First, it’s important to remember that the vast majority of “missing children” are located within 72 hours of their being reported missing. When the figures are tallied up, 99.8% of all missing children are located. Most troofers won’t tell you that; they’d like you to believe that 800,000 children just vanish without a trace, never to be seen again.
About 48% of missing children are teen runaways, while about 28% are classified as “benign misunderstandings” about where the children should be. In other words, they are reported missing, but are found at a friend’s house, or off at the local mall. However, because a police report is made, these children make it into the official statistics.
Now, the problem of teen runaway teens cannot be understated: many are running away from abuse of one sort or another, or are running to people who do not have their best interests in mind. However, they’re not the “missing children” the troofers really care about…the ones they believe are being used as Satan fodder in secret tunnels under pizza restaurants.
WAPTEK breaks it down by numbers.
- Missing benign explanation 340,500
- Runaway/thrown-away 357,600
- Missing involuntary, lost, or injured 61,900
- Family abduction 56,500
- Non-family abduction 12,100
By “non-family abduction” we mean children who are abducted by non-family members, usually during the commission of a crime such as robbery or sexual assault. The kidnapper is often someone the child knows.
According to the Polly Klaas Foundation, which is dedicated to the recovery of missing children,
The…study that is often quoted by media and by professionals in the missing child field was conducted by the Attorney General of Washington State in 1997.
The findings were that among abducted children who were murdered, “in 74 percent of the cases the victims were dead within three hours after abduction.” What is not generally reported is the fact that this statistic refers to a very small group of children abducted by violent or predatory kidnappers (approximately 1 in every 10,000 reports of a missing child).
So yes, it is important to find the child quickly, in case the kidnapping is one of that small group. But it is incorrect to assume that 74% of kidnapped children are at risk of being killed if not found within 3 hours.
The UK situation
If you listen to people like Sabine and Belinda, you’ll hear something like this:
In other words, “EVERYONE START FREAKING OUT NOW!!!1!”
But is the hysteria warranted? A look at the UK Missing Persons Bureau suggests otherwise. The two countries use different statistical methodologies, but a glance of some charts shows gross similarities.
The following chart shows the number of missing persons incidents in England and Wales by age. As you can see, the overwhelming majority of missing persons are between the ages of 12 and 17—similar to the U.S. statistics of teen runaways.
The raw numbers look like this:
As in the United States, the vast majority of missing persons, both adults and children, are found quickly:
In both the four UK jurisdictions counted, only 2% of missing persons remained missing longer than seven days, bearing out the U.S. observation that the vast majority of missing children are located within 72 hours of being reported missing.
As WAPTEK says, before troofers start throwing around random numbers, they might wish to do their damn research. And as our dear old mum used to say, “Figures lie, and liars figure”. She was a canny old coyote, Mum was.
A note to our readers: El Coyote has finally been persuaded to take a bit of a summer holiday. We’ve packed his bags for him, and as of Saturday, 22 July, we’ll be shoving him out the door. No doubt he’ll keep poking his nose back in and checking for new developments on the Hoaxtead front, but we’re encouraging him to claim a deck chair, apply sunscreen liberally, and take it easy for a week or so. He’s been growling and howling about it, but we think he’s finally starting to accept our advice. In turn, we’ve agreed to let him at the computer in the event that anything startling should occur.