42 U.S. Code § 5779 - Reporting requirement
Each Federal, State, and local law enforcement agency shall report each case of a missing child under the age of 21 reported to such agency to the National Crime Information Center of the Department of Justice.
The Attorney General shall publish an annual statistical summary of the reports received under this section and section 5780 of this title.
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This section and section 5780 of this title, referred to in subsec. (b), was in the original “this Act”, and was translated as reading “this title”, meaning title XXXVII of Pub. L. 101–647, which enacted this section and section 5780 of this title, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Section was enacted as part of the Crime Control Act of 1990, and not as part of the Missing Children’s Assistance Act which comprises this subchapter, nor as part of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 which comprises this chapter.
2003—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–21 substituted “age of 21” for “age of 18”.