Statistics Of Missing Child In Malaysia
In Malaysia missing children are basically classified into two categories. The first category is disappearance, which includes running away from home. The other category is abduction or kidnapping. If parents abduct their children, it is usually classified as an ordinary missing person’s case.
Most missing children’s cases are dealt and handled by the courts. The police are there to ensure that the child in Malaysia is safe and no criminal activities take place.
Statistics of missing child in Malaysia is compiled and so also for missing people of all ages.
Since 2004, more than 6,270 teenagers have been reported missing in Malaysia and out of these 4,620 of the missing children are teenage girls. However, the police statistics have revealed that in 2005, 71 girls who ran away from their homes were found death. In 2006, another 71 missing girls’ bodies were found. In 2007, there were 3,246 reports lodged with the police for missing girls.
Between January 2004 and May 2005, 4,237 of the 6,270 missing children, mostly teenagers, were found and returned to their home. However, during the same period, a total of 149 girls under the age of nine were also reported missing.
Statistics of missing children in Malaysia reveal that since 2004, a total of 5,996 children under the age of 18 went missing from their homes. Other than 1,904 children, the rest subsequently returned home or were found and returned home by the police. The majority of children the 1,904 children still missing are girls and they are aged between 14 years and 17 years.
In 2008, between January 1 and April 13, 303 children and teenagers below the age of 18 have been reported missing in Malaysia according to the Deputy Internal Security Minister of Malaysia.
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