Missing Children (3156/17)
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?
Please find attached our response.
Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.
The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.
If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.