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Wisconsin Missing Children Statistics 

The National Crime Information Center (NCIC), which is part of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division within the Federal Bureau of Investigation, provides every state with a monthly report detailing statistics regarding the number of missing children in the state that month.  The numbers reflect the total active missing children cases reported to NCIC for that month.  The most recent statistics available for Wisconsin are as follows:

Wisconsin Missing Person Statistics
as of March 1, 2014

Missing Children
(17 and younger) 
Breakdown by gender  
Male 327
Female 339
Breakdown by NCIC category*  
Involuntary 6
Endangered 285
Disabled 0
Catastrophe 1
Juvenile 373
Other 1

*NCIC Categories

For statistical purposes, each victim is assigned to the category that is most applicable.

Involuntary: A person of any age who is missing under circumstances indicating that the disappearance was not voluntary. (e.g., stranger abductions, family abductions)
Endangered: A person of any age who is missing and under circumstances indicating that his/her physical safety is in danger. (e.g., abductions by stranger or family)
Disabled: A person of any age who is missing and under proven physical/mental disability or is senile, thereby subjecting himself/herself or others to personal and immediate danger.
Catastrophe: A person of any age who is missing after a natural or man-made catastrophe.
Juvenile: A person who is missing and declared unemancipated as defined by the laws of his/her state of residence and does not meet the entry criteria set forth in any other category. (e.g., runaways, "throwaways" - evicted by parent/guardian)  The date of emancipation in Wisconsin is the subject's 18th birthday.