Missing / Absent Children (1207_15)


For each of the Calendar Years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 (to 28 February 2015):

The count of logs on your incident recording system with a Final Classification of ‘Missing Person/Unauthorised Absence’, that have a marker of ‘Vulnerable child/young person’.



Count of Incidents with a Final Classification of Missing Person / Unauthorised Absence, where Qualifier is either Vulnerable Child / Young Person or Youth Related:

Year Total
2012 5,248
2013 4,221
2014 4,609
2015* 669

*to 28 February 2015


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.

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