Who goes missing?
Children and young people are more likely to go missing than adults - 60% of missing incidents in 2015/16, a total of 148,050, related to under-18 year olds.
People are most likely to go missing between the ages of 15 and 17. However, there are also significantly high numbers in the age groups 12-14 and 22-39.
Statistics show that 52% of missing people are male and 47% are female. Less than 1% do not identify as either male or female and in approximately one percent of cases a gender was not recorded.
Although males are generally more likely to go missing than females, between the ages of 12 and 17 this trend is reversed, with 55% of missing reports relating to girls.
Nationality and Ethnicity
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Further details regarding missing people reported to the police can be found in UK Missing Persons Bureau Missing Persons Data Report.