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Missing Persons
METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Missing Person Statistics

All Data as of 2/25/2021 (updated daily, M-F)

Missing Person Cases 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Juvenile 2,232 2,430 2,268

2,195

2,322 2,245 1,474 166
Adult 1,494 1,435 1,286 1,203 1,136 1,320 1,000 142
Total Reported Cases 3,726 3,865 3,554 3,398 3,458 3,565 2,474 308

 

Closed Missing Person Cases 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Critical 2,694 2,873 2,451 2,351 2,598 2,449 1,702 186
Non-Critical 1,031 991 1,103 1,045 857 1,115 763 110
Total 3,725 3,864 3,554 3,396 3,455 3,565 2,465 296

 

Currently Open Cases 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Juvenile Critical 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 3
Juvenile Non-Critical 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Adult Critical 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 7
Adult Non-Critical 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0
Total Open Cases 1 1 0 2 3 0 9 12

The information and data on this webpage is updated daily. It is important to note that the information changes in real time as missing people are reported and found. In an attempt to more quickly find people reported missing and get the publics assistance, we post critical missing persons alerts on Twitter and on the website. Once a missing person has been located, the original tweet will be re-tweeted with an update that the individual has been located; the photo and flier will be removed from the website, as required to protect the individual’s privacy. Because fliers are added and removed from the website as soon as that information becomes available, the total number of open and closed cases may not correspond directly with the number of fliers available online at any given time.