According to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) in 2020, 268,884 girls and women were reported missing in the United States. Nearly 34% of those reported missing—more than 90,000—were Black, far greater than their share of the overall female population.

According to census data, Black girls and women account for only about 15% of the U.S. female population. In contrast, white girls and women, including those who identify as Hispanic, made up 59% of the missing, while accounting for 75% of the overall female population.