Missing Children Statistics

A recent study has found that an average of 91.000 people is missing in the United States at any time. The study comes from the hand of Todd Matthews, who works at the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUS), which consists of an archive database of missing people in America.

The study has been made due to the recent disappearance of Hannah Graham, a woman from Charlottesville, Virginia which directed the attention towards the high number of missing people all across the country. The FBI’s National Crime Information Center shows that of the 83,956 people currently missing, 50,000 are adults. The missing children statistics show that 33,387 out of the 83,956 are children under 18 years old.  

Regarding gender, there are more men missing (43,000) than women (40,000). While 47,000 are white or Hispanic and 28,000 are black. These numbers are really high if you consider the numbers of the population in the country.  

If you know someone missing, then you should call 911 as soon as possible. There is no time period which you should wait for reporting someone missing. Also, you can report a disappearance at the NamUs.