2023 is in full swing and while many of us will be focusing on New Year's Resolutions, many people are going into the new year wondering where their loved ones are. It's a sad realization but a reality for many.

How many kids go missing a year?

According to GlobalMissingKids.org, an estimated 460,000 children are reported missing every year. This could be due to various reasons; unfortunately, several children are missing this again this year and were also missing last year. Let's get right to it...

2023 Updates On The Missing Children in Idaho

These children are missing and could be in the Idaho area according to MissingKids.org. Have you seen any of these children?

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It's a terrifying scenario and it can happen to any of us. According to MissingKids.org, gone are the days of teaching our kiddos "stranger danger." They bring up a good point in that these sick individuals aren't always strangers but can actually be people that we all see and know every day.

MissingKids.org brings up the point that anyone we interact with every day could be a danger to our children including teachers, employees of businesses we go to, and sadly, even family.

It's important to have conversations with our children about what to say and do in various situations and there are several amazing sources from MissingKids.org.

The positive side to all of this is that Idaho is a relatively safe place to raise a family compared to other states...

How Safe is Idaho Compared to the Rest of the Country?

Is Idaho actually a safe place to live?

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How does Boise match up to other cities in terms of safety? Let's look at the data...

6 U.S. Cities That Are Safer Than Boise (Do You Agree?)

Here are the U.S. Cities on the original list of 25 Safest Cities in the World by Far & Wide

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Unfortunately, it's not just crime that we have to worry about. Living in Idaho means living with wildlife and it's another thing parents have to watch out for, especially if you and the kiddos spend a lot of time outdoors...

And How Safe Is Idaho From Animal Attacks?

According to a report from 247Tempo.com, Idaho might not be the safest state in America when it comes to fatal animal attacks but it certainly isn't the worst...

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