I write in connection with your request dated 24th August and received in this office on 27th August 2019. Below are the questions raised in your request and all the information we have been able to retrieve.

1. How many missing persons cases have been investigated in each year

a) Below are the figures for Missing persons.

2014 – 2679, 2015 – 3549, 2016 – 3420, 2017 – 3646, 2018 – 3687 & 2019 to July - 1878

2. How many of those missing persons are under the age of 16 (per year)?

2014 – 1357, 2015 – 1770, 2016 – 1774, 2017 – 2121, 2018 – 1991, 2019 - 994

3. How many missing persons Investigations have been closed unsuccessfully over the last five years?

a) None they are classed as long term mispers

4. How many of these cases are still active?

a) 2013 – 2019 - 6

5. How many of these resulted in the missing person being a victim of murder/homicide?

If possible within the cost limits of the FOIA (if not exclude):

- What is the youngest missing person each year and detail whether they are active or closed.

If closed, please detail the outcome - whether found or death etc.3

a) 2013 – 2019 – 1 still a long term misper

- How many missing person reports do you receive, on average, either weekly, monthly or yearly (whichever record is the easiest for you to retrieve?)

a)

 

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Jan

 

248

232

262

0

233

Feb

 

209

255

230

224

194

Mar

 

274

321

301

282

247

Apr

299

258

247

268

295

289

May

299

354

280

386

366

297

Jun

342

342

354

361

337

299

Jul

301

365

379

434

353

319

Aug

274

336

271

383

392

 

Sep

294

302

282

358

347

 

Oct

342

300

284

389

372

 

Nov

305

278

262

274

392

 

Dec

223

283

253

0

327

 

Please note any statistical data supplied in relation to Freedom of Information requests is a snapshot of data held at the time the request was received by the Freedom of Information office and is subject to constant change/updates.

The Cleveland Police response to your request is unique and it should be noted that Police Forces do not use generic systems or identical procedures to capture and record data therefore responses from Cleveland Police should not be used as a comparison with any other force response you receive.