Call to report

Since 1984, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has received more than 1.5 million calls from around the world. The 24-hour hotline (800-THE-LOST), with 23 incoming lines, can handle phone calls in more than 140 languages. NCMEC played a role in the recovery of 5,985 children in 2000, up 11.5 percent from 1999.

Launched in 1998, CyberTipline allows online computer users to report information regarding the enticement of children for pornography, sex tourism, prostitution, molestation, and other sexual acts. To date, NCMEC’s CyberTipline has received more than 38,000 reports of child pornography or child exploitation that have been forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.