It's not very often Amber Alerts are issued. The reason? The Division of Criminal Investigation must first approve four specific criteria.
First, the DCI has to confirm the child's been abducted. Second, the child must be 17-years-old or younger. Third, the DCI has to believe the child is in serious danger. Finally, it needs a good description of the child, the abductor and his or her vehicle.
The first Amber Alert was issued in 1996. Since then, they've helped save more than 500 kids.
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