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Missing Children Data published

Category: Safeguarding

Monday 20th March 2017

Missing children data

The National Crime Agency has published the UK missing persons data report for the period 2015/2016. Figures show that: children accounted for 60% of missing incidents (125,084, compared with 82,106 adults); of the children reported missing: 93% were aged 12-17 years with nearly two thirds (58%; 72,818) aged 15-17 years old, of which 62% (41,378) were girls; 59% of the missing children incidents are attributable to repeat missing episodes.

Further information: UK Missing persons bureau: missing persons data report (PDF)