Each day, around the world, thousands of children are "missing". 

According to the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, any reported statistics are "...only a snapshot of the problem.  In many countries, statistics on missing children are not even available; and, unfortunately, even available statistics may be inaccurate due to: under-reporting/under-recognition; inflation; incorrect database entry of case information; and deletion of records once a case is closed."

Although there is no sound way to determine the actual numbers, the following countries have reported the following statistics recording the estimated number of children reported missing every year:

  • Australia: 20,000 children per year.

  • Canada: 45,288 children per year.

  • Germany: 100,000 children per year.

  • India: 96,000 children per year.

  • Jamaica: 1,984 children children per year.

  • Russia: 45,000 children per year.

  • Spain: 20,000 children per year.

  • United Kingdom: 112,853 children per year.

  • United States: 460,000 children per year.

Additionally, within the U.S. and world-wide, millions of children are victims of child trafficking.

What is child trafficking? 

According to the definition contained in the United Nations Trafficking in Persons Protocol, there are three distinct ‘constituent elements’ of trafficking in persons:

  1. “The Act”:  The recruitment, transport, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons.

  2. “The Means”: The method used to lure the victim. Possible means are the threat or use of force, deception, coercion, abduction, fraud, abuse of power or a position of vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits. 

  3. “The Purpose”: Exploitation of the victim, which can take on various forms, including sexual exploitation, forced labour, removal of organs or a range of other forms.

The international Labour Organization (a specialized agency of the United Nations)  estimates a shocking 20.9 million women, men and children are trapped in forced labour conditions (including sexual exploitation) into which they were coerced or deceived and which they cannot leave -- “modern-day slavery”.

Among the 20.9 million, children comprise 26% of the total; (5.5 million child victims).

A $32 billion-a-year industry, human trafficking is on the rise and is in all 50 states.

IDCoin aims to provide significant assistance to the growing number of organizations and agencies world-wide whose mission is to find and ensure the safety of missing and exploited children.

Organizations (i.e., schools, hospitals, police departments, human resource departments, event venues, etc.) that use IDCoin's on-boarding platform to collect KYC profiles, will be provided with a FREE SCANNING SERVICE which will attempt to "match" uploaded face biometric profiles against all public missing and exploited children databases.  

In the event of a "positive match" an alert will be sent to the organization (who uploaded the KYC profile); and they can contact the proper authorities.