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People Reported Missing From Hospitals 2011-2016

Question

May I please obtain statistics for the number of people who have been reported missing after being admitted to hospital in the past five years?

Could you please break this down by calendar year and include the latest statistics for 2016.

Answer

In order to locate the information you have requested we have searched our call records where it is recorded that have the location type of ‘Hospital’ and the disposal code is Missing Person.

Please find the breakdown in the below table.

Year

Number of calls

2016 (to 23rd August 2016)

367

2015

496

2014

295

2013

367

2012

456

2011

208

FOI reference: 1249/16.

Date of request: 09.10.16.