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Missing Persons

Volume 79: debated on Tuesday 21 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what facilities the police national computer provides for recording details of missing persons under the age of 18 years and of other vulnerable missing persons; and if he will make a statement.

Persons aged less than 18 recorded as missing by the missing persons bureau of the Metropolitan police*
YearRecorded as missing‡Traced or identified║
Aged under 14Aged 14 to 17Aged under 14Aged 14 to 17
* Includes some cases reported by police forces other than the Metropolitan police.
† The same person may be reported missing more than once.
‡ Includes some persons first reported missing in previous years.
║ Includes persons traced who were first reported missing in previous years.
¶ Excludes persons reported as missing from overseas (58 in 1984).
• Figures for 1984 may have been increased by improved procedures for recording those missing for only a short period.