Reply To: Florida Action Committee fights absurd Miami-Dade ordinance

John Logan

Many seemed surprised to learn that the leading cause of physical danger to kids at Halloween was being hit by cars.
I would add that the number of kids abducted by strangers in 2011 was 105, out of approximately 73 million children in the United States.
–I would point out that 73 million divided by 105 = 0.00000143835 of 1 %.
According to the national Weather Service the Odds of being struck by lightning in a given year (30 deaths + 270 injuries) are 1 in 1,083,000.
So the chance of a stranger danger kidnapping of a child is MORE THAN ONE MILLION times LESS LIKELY than that same child being struck by lightening!
You are already probably aware, but just for the record –its parents and relatives doing most of the kidnapping-not strangers!