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Children Reported Missing Since 2013/14

Question

1. I wish to know how many times you received a report of an under-18-year-old going missing in your region over the last three years, divided by financial year, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16. (So if one child went missing three times, they would be recorded here as ‘three’.)

2. How many individual under-18s went missing at least once in that year? (So if one child when missing three times, they would be recorded here as ‘one’.)

3. Can you let me know, for each of the above years, how many times a missing under-18 was found inside your county or borders?

4. Can you let me know, for each of the above years, how many times a missing under-18 was found outside your county or borders?

5. How many under-18s, as of the 1st October 2016, do you have who are still classified as ‘missing?’

Answer

The table below shows how many individual missing persons and how many records of persons missing were received in the last 3 years, the second table shows the breakdown by year.

Missing persons Under 18 (from Force area)

 

 

 

 

Missing Person count

Reports

Last 3 years

2907

7239

 

 

 

Financial Year

Missing Person count

Reports

2013/2014

954

1955

2014/2015

782

1578

2015/2016

1669

3706

Sum:

3405

7239

This indicates that when we count individual missing persons if they are missing more than once they are not counted more than once ( unless they are missing in  more than one year.

So in the last 3 years we have received 7239 individual reports of a person under 18 going missing. If a child went missing more than once all their reports would be included in this figure.

The number of individuals that went missing in the last 3 years is 2907 if you break this down by year the count is higher as someone may go missing in more than one year.

Please see the information below with regards to question 3 & 4. Please note these figures do not relate to the same individuals in the first table as individuals may have been found who went missing in previous years. 

Missing persons Under 18 (from Force area) found In Force

 

 

 

 

Found MP

 

3 years

2870

 

 

 

 

Occurrence Created Financial Year

Found MP

 

2013/2014

931

 

2014/2015

766

 

2015/2016

1660

 

Sum:

3357

 

 

 

 

Missing persons Under 18 (from Force area) found Out of Force

 

 

 

 

Found MP

 

3 years

87

 

 

 

 

Occurrence Created Financial Year

Found MP

 

2013/2014

39

 

2014/2015

30

 

2015/2016

21

 

Sum:

90

 

At the time of our search there were 34 outstanding under 18 year olds missing.

FOI reference: 1215/16.

Date of request: 03.10.16.