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Missing Child Reports Between 2014-2017

Question

Please provide the following information relating to children aged under 16 in your force area:

i) Total number of instances children were reported missing in 2014-2017.

ii) Number of instances children were reported missing from a children’s home in 2014 - 2017.

iii) Number of children reported missing who met your criteria as being at risk of CSE in period Apr 2014 - 2017.

iv)Total number of children who have been reported missing more than once between period 2014 - 2017.

v) Number of children who have been reported missing more than once from a children’s home between 2014- 2017.

vi) The amount of money spent by the force on missing children's cases between 2014- 2017?

vii) Number of outstanding missing children's cases between 2014 - 2017?

I would like this information broken down annually up to the time that this request is answered.

Answer

Please find the requested information for questions (i) – (v) and question (vii) below:

Year

1. Total Under 16 Missing Person Occurrences

2. Under 16 Missing Person from Care Occurrences

3. Under 16 Missing Person with CSE Person Flag

4. Under 16 Missing Persons reported more than once

5. Under 16 Missing Persons from Care more than once

2014

593

238

63

337

126

2015

1889

489

106

833

170

2016

2154

463

82

1016

158

2017   (to date)

309

86

23

220

51

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Outstanding  Missing Person Under 16

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that the information provided is extracted from a live system therefore the information is accurate as at the time of the request.

In relation to question (vi) this information is not recorded. There is no specific department or budget for missing people. 

FOI reference: 349/17.

Date of request: 10.03.17.