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Children Reported Missing in New York State: 1985

NCJ Number
T J Harig
Date Published
50 pages
This report presents the number and characteristics of missing children cases reported to the New York State Missing Children Register during 1985.
During 1985, the register received 17,232 reports of missing children: 30.1 percent from New York City, 28.4 percent from suburban New York City, and 41.5 percent from the rest of the State. Youths 13-15 years old accounted for 85 percent of reported cases. Of the reported cases, 55.3 percent involved missing females, and 69.2 percent were white children. Statewide, 99.2 percent of the cases had been cancelled by May 6, 1986. The median elapsed time between the entry and cancellation of a case on the register was 4 days. There were 1,198 active missing children cases on the register on December 31, 1985. 18 figures, 13 tables. (Author summary modified)