Who Are the Child Snatchers?

Child kidnappings by strangers are rare, but they do occur. A look at the news stories reveals that these strangers are usually not stereotypical perverts or ransom seekers. Who should you watch out for then? That nice lady next door.

According to Hospital Safety and Security – Infant Abduction (pdf), the typical offender is a “female of childbearing age (12-50), overweight, with no criminal record.”