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NCIC Missing Person and Unidentified Person Statistics for 2011

NCIC Missing Person and Unidentified Person Statistics for 2011
Pursuant to Public Law 101-647, 104 Statute 4967, Crime Control Act of 1990 Requirements

NCIC Missing Person File

Table of Contents
- NCIC Missing Person File
- NCIC Missing Person File Report for 2011
- NCIC Missing Person (Monthly Totals) 2011
- NCIC Missing Person File Category/Age/Sex/Race 2011
- NCIC Missing Person File—Yearly Totals
   and Percent Change

- NCIC Unidentified Person File
- NCIC Unidentified Person File Report for 2011
- NCIC Unidentified Person (Monthly Totals) 2011
- NCIC Unidentified Person File—Yearly Totals
  and Percent Change

- NCIC Missing and Unidentified Entry Comparison Chart

The National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) Missing Person File was implemented in 1975. Records in the Missing Person File are retained indefinitely, until the individual is located, or the record is canceled by the entering agency. The Missing Person File contains records for individuals reported missing who:

  • have a proven physical or mental disability (Disability – EMD),
  • are missing under circumstances indicating that they may be in physical danger (Endangered – EME),
  • are missing after a catastrophe (Catastrophe Victim – EMV),
  • are missing under circumstances indicating their disappearance may not have been voluntary
  • (Involuntary – EMI),
  • are under the age of 21 and do not meet the above criteria (Juvenile – EMJ), or
  • are 21 and older and do not meet any of the above criteria but for whom there is a reasonable concern for their safety (Other – EMO).

As of December 31, 2011, NCIC contained 85,158 active missing person records. Juveniles under the age of 18 account for 37,371 (43.9 %) of the records and 9,832 (11.5 %) were for juveniles between the ages of 18 and 20. *
During 2011, 678,860 missing person records were entered into NCIC, a decrease of 2.0 % from the 692,944 records entered in 2010. Missing Person records cleared or canceled during the same period totaled 679,511. Reasons for these removals include: a law enforcement agency located the subject, the individual returned home, or the record had to be removed by the entering agency due to a determination that the record is invalid.
*This fulfills requirements as set forth in Public Law 101-647, 104 statute 4967, Crime Control Act of 1990 stating the Attorney General is to publish a statistical summary of reports of missing children. This act was modified
April 7, 2003, by “Suzanne’s Law” that changed the age of mandatory missing person record entry from under 18 to under 21 years of age. [ref. 42 USC 5779(c)]

(48.5 %). When the MPC field was utilized in 2011 entries, 316,743 (96.2 %) were coded as Runaway, 2,533
( 0.8%) as Abducted by Non-custodial Parent, 384 (0.1 %) as Abducted by Stranger, and 9,596 (2.9%) as Adult – Federally required entry. In 2010, the MPC field was utilized in 322,598 (46.6%) of the 692,944 records.
Contact Information:
The Criminal Justice Information Services Division’s (CJIS) Global Operation Section (GOS) Special Identities Unit (SIU) NCIC Investigative and Operational Assistance Group (NCIC IOAG) distributed monthly NCIC extracts, the Missing Person Active/Expired Analysis and the Unidentified Person Active/Expired Analysis, to each CJIS System Officer and/or to the agency in the state that has been designated as a point of contact. 
The SIU NCIC IOAG routinely responds to requests for nation-wide statistics from law enforcement agencies and the media concerning the NCIC Missing Person and Unidentified Person Files for public release.
The monthly statistics are calculated to address the most frequently requested data. Archive statistics are available upon request.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the FBI’s CJIS/GOS/SIU/NCIC/IOAG at

304-625-3000 or ioau@leo.gov.

NCIC Missing Person File Report for 2011

Missing Person
 
Active Entries as of 01/01/2012
85,158
Total File Transactions
1,855,216
Entries
678,860
Removed
679,511
Locates
47,025
Modified
284,530
Modified Supplemental
167,651
Canceled Supplemental
3,639
Queried Missing Person File Only
29,654
Queried NCIC System-Wide by Name
2,151,033,794



Entries
- Records entered do not include supplemental record entry messages which are used to add specific identifiers, including dental data, to a Missing Person Record on file in NCIC.
Removed - Records removed are a total of the cancel, clear, and locate messages received by the NCIC computer. Excluded are counts of supplemental record cancellation messages which are used to remove specific identifiers, including dental data, from a Missing Person record.
Locates – Are transactions to remove entries when the subject has been found by an agency other than the entering agency.
NCIC Missing Person File Report for 2011
Modifies - Modifies include base record modification messages, supplemental record entry messages, and supplemental record cancellation messages. Counts of supplemental dental entry messages and supplemental dental cancellation messages are not available.
Queried Missing Person File Only - Records queried are when agencies inquire on a record for information purposes.

In January 1987, clears and cancels were combined on the statistical report.

NCIC Missing Person (Monthly Totals) 2011


EMJ

EMJ

EME

EME

EMI

EMI

EMD

EMD

EMV

EMV

EMO

EMO

TOTAL

TOTAL


ENTRY

CANCEL

ENTRY

CANCEL

ENTRY

CANCEL

ENTRY

CANCEL

ENTRY

CANCEL

ENTRY

CANCEL

ENTRY

CANCEL

JAN

39,073

40,433

3,724

3,972

1,512

1,716

2,163

2,275

24

25

6,039

6,033

52,535

54,454

FEB

36,863

37,222

3,544

3,635

1,408

1,414

2,052

2,090

31

21

5,605

5,454

49,503

49,836

MAR

45,575

45,750

4,061

4,270

1,661

1,640

2,359

2,449

25

67

6,313

6,328

59,994

60,504

APR

45,403

44,012

4,214

4,347

1,631

1,631

2,376

2,359

33

34

6,401

6,116

60,058

58,499

MAY

48,372

47,664

4,483

4,473

1,621

1,591

2,736

2,642

8

1

6,658

6,331

63,918

62,752

JUN

42,987

43,163

4,398

4,460

1,818

1,771

2,706

2,724

49

54

6,887

6,821

58,845

58,993

JUL

39,207

39,151

4,624

4,488

1,816

1,776

2,680

2,604

45

38

7,116

6,738

55,488

54,795

AUG

37,505

39,590

4,484

4,534

1,887

1,915

2,626

2,662

42

44

7,096

6,953

53,640

55,698

SEP

42,007

42,221

4,283

4,347

1,629

1,620

2,473

2,507

51

47

6,738

6,608

57,181

57,350

OCT

46,164

44,803

4,231

4,189

1,552

1,561

2,599

2,544

44

45

7,036

6,833

61,626

59,975

NOV

40,890

41,521

3,831

3,969

1,503

1,523

2,434

2,390

28

35

6,478

6,496

55,164

55,934

DEC

36,953

36,756

3,642

3,675

1,470

1,497

2,361

2,332

25

43

6,457

6,418

50,908

50,721

COL
TOT

500,999

502,286

49,519

50,359

19,508

19,655

29,565

29,578

445

504

78,824

77,129

678,860

679,511


Entry
- Number of records entered during the month.
Cancel – Number of records canceled/cleared during the month but entered from any time period.
EMJ – Entry of a person under the age of 21 who is missing and does not meet any of the entry criteria set forth in the other categories.
EME – Entry of a person of any age who is missing under circumstances indicating that his/her physical safety may be in danger.
EMI – Entry of a person of any age who is missing under circumstances indicating that the disappearance may not have been voluntary, i.e., abduction or kidnapping.
EMD – A person of any age who is missing and under proven physical/mental disability or is senile, thereby subjecting him/herself or others to personal and immediate danger.
EMV – A person of any age who is missing after a catastrophe.
EMO – A person over the age of 21, not meeting the criteria for entry in any other category, who is missing and for whom there is a reasonable concern for his/her safety.
Source: NCIC Active/Expired Missing Person Analysis Report

2011 NCIC Missing Person Entries

 

Under 21

21 and Older

All Ages

 

 

 

 

Total

550,424

128,436

678,860

 

 

 

 

Juvenile

500,892

107

500,999

Endangered

16,548

32,971

49,519

Involuntary

9,611

9,897

19,508

Disability

6,340

23,225

29,565

Catastrophe

183

262

445

Other

16,850

61,974

78,824

 

 

 

 

Female

294,691

49,967

334,658

Male

255,711

78,461

334,172

Unknown

22

8

30

 

 

 

 

Asian

9,964

3,961

13,925

Black

198,461

31,000

229,461

Indian

7,984

1,447

9,431

Unknown

14,248

3,646

17,894

White *

319,767

88,382

408,149

 


*Includes Hispanic
Source: NCIC Active/Expired Missing and Unidentified Analysis Reports

NCIC Missing Person File—Yearly Totals and Percent Change

Year

File Trans

Record
Entered*

Record
Removed**

Clears
****

Locates

Modified
***

1990

1,454,029

663,921

661,945

641,543

20,615

82,764

% CHG

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1991

1,552,896

705,175

701,811

680,520

24,250

92,946

% CHG

(+) 6.7

(+) 6.2

(+) 6.0

(+) 6.0

(+) 17.6

(+) 12.3

1992

1,785,653

801,358

810,483

737,876

26,970

119,424

% CHG

(+) 15.0

(+) 13.6

(+) 15.5

(+) 8.4

(+) 11.2

(+) 28.5

1993

1,951,842

868,345

858,730

824,348

31,716

169,137

% CHG

(+) 9.3

(+) 8.4

(+) 6.0

(+) 11.7

(+) 17.6

(+) 41.6

1994

2,179,932

954,896

944,685

906,662

39,985

216,080

% CHG

(+) 11.7

(+) 10.0

(+) 10.0

(+) 10.0

(+) 26.1

(+) 27.8

1995

2,238,503

969,264

964,343

922,576

42,009

237,150

% CHG

(+) 2.7

(+) 1.5

(+) 2.1

(+) 1.8

(+) 5.1

(+) 9.8

1996

1,908,696

955,252

953,444

913,940

42,733

254,533

% CHG

(-) 14.7

(-) 1.4

(-) 1.1

(-) 0.9

(+) 1.7

(+) 7.3

1997

1,965,657

980,712

984,945

933,081

45,397

281,197

% CHG

(+) 3.0

(+) 2.7

(+) 3.3

(+) 2.1

(+) 6.3

(+) 10.5

1998

1,861,335

932,190

929,145

913,416

47,313

287,792

% CHG

(-) 5.3

(-) 4.9

(-) 5.7

(-) 2.1

(+) 4.2

(+) 2.3

1999

1,733,691

867,129

866,562

816,198

38,704

272,197

% CHG

(-) 6.9

(-) 7.0

(-) 6.7

(-) 10.6

(-) 18.2

(-) 5.4

2000

1,758,376

876,213

882,163

825,969

40,714

294,707

% CHG

(+) 1.4

(+) 1.0

(+) 1.8

(+) 1.2

(+) 5.2

(+) 8.3

2001

1,702,197

840,279

861,918

803,599

40,844

313,822

% CHG

(-) 3.2

(-) 4.1

(-) 2.3

(-) 2.7

(+) 0.3

(+) 6.5

2002

1,658,591

821,975

836,616

779,721

42,033

329,741

% CHG

(-) 2.6

(-) 2.2

(-) 2.9

(-) 3.0

(+) 2.9

(+) 5.1

2003

1,661,853

824,699

837,154

777,854

44,252

353,805

% CHG

(+) 0.2

(+) 0.3

(+) 0.6

(-) 3.0

(+) 5.3

(+) 7.3

2004

1,670,848

830,325

840,523

782,283

46,665

379,952

% CHG

(+) 0.5

(+) 0.7

(+) 0.4

(+) 0.6

(+) 5.5

(+) 7.4

2005

2,167,892

834,536

844,838

781,430

48,639

397,452

% CHG

(+) 29.7

(+) 0.5

(+) 0.5

(-) 0.1

(+) 4.2

(+) 4.6

2006

2,203,363

836,131

851,940

785,412

51,518

421,478

% CHG

(+) 1.6

(+) 0.2

(+) 0.8

(+) 0.5

(+) 5.9

(+) 6.0

2007

2,296,793

814,957

820,212

770,282

51,638

549,981

% CHG

(+) 4.2

(-) 2.5

(-) 3.7

(-) 1.9

(+) 0.2

(+) 30.5

2008

2,068,262

778,161

745,088

731,727

50,559

457,451

% CHG

(-) 9.9

(-) 4.5

(-) 9.2

(-) 5.0

(-) 2.0

(-) 16.8

2009

1,759,860

719,558

726,130

637,308

32,843

358,356

% CHG

(-) 14.9

(-) 7.5

(-) 2.5

(-) 12.9

(-) 35.1

(-) 21.7

2010

1,927,722

692,944

703,316

658,161

46,397

453,620

% CHG

(+) 9.5

(-) 3.7

(-) 3.1

(+) 3.3

(+) 41.3

(+) 26.6

2011

1,855,216

678,860

679,511

633,919

47,025

455,820

% CHG

(-) 3.8

(-) 2.0

(-) 3.4

(-) 3.7

(+) 1.4

(+) 0.4



* Records entered do not include supplemental record entry messages which are used to add specific identifiers, including dental data, to a missing person record on file in NCIC.
** Records removed are a total of the cancel, clear, and locate messages received by the NCIC computer. Excluded are counts of supplemental record cancellation messages which are used to remove specific identifiers, including dental data, from a messing person record.
*** Modifies include base record modification messages, supplemental record entry messages, and supplemental record cancellation messages. Counts of supplemental dental entry messages and supplemental dental cancellation messages are not available.

SOURCE: NCIC Active/Expired Missing Person Analysis Report

NCIC Unidentified Person File

NCIC’s Unidentified Person File came online in 1983. Records are retained indefinitely, unless removed by the entering agency. The Unidentified Person File contains records of:

  • unidentified deceased persons (Deceased – EUD),
  • persons of any age who are living and unable to determine their identity (Living – EUL), and
  • unidentified catastrophe victims (Catastrophe Victim – EUV).

As of December 31, 2011, there were 7,721 unidentified person records in NCIC. During 2011, 1,030 unidentified person records were entered into NCIC, a decrease of (0.3 %) from the 1,033 records entered in 2010.* The records entered in 2011 consisted of 743 (72.1 %) deceased unidentified bodies, 36 (3.5 %) unidentified catastrophe victims, and 251 (24.4%) living persons who could not ascertain their identity. In 2011, 848 records were canceled or cleared by the entering agency for reasons such as the remains being identified or the record being invalid. This was a (6.5% ) increase over the 796 records canceled in 2010.
*Use of the Unidentified Person File is not mandated by law.

Contact information:
The Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division, Global Operation Section, Special Identities Unit (SIU), NCIC Investigative and Operational Assistance Group (NCIC IOAG) distributed monthly NCIC extracts, the Missing Person Active/Expired Analysis and the Unidentified Person Active/Expired Analysis, to each CJIS System Officer and/or to the agency in the state that has been designated as a point of contact.
The SIU/NCIC/IOAG routinely responds to requests for nation-wide statistics from law enforcement agencies and the media concerning the NCIC Missing Person and Unidentified Person Files for public release.
The monthly statistics are calculated to address the most frequently requested data. Archive statistics are available upon request.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the FBI’s CJIS/GOS/SIU/NCIC/IOAG, at 304-625-3000 or ioau@leo.gov.

NCIC Unidentified Person File Report for 2011

Unidentified Person
Active Entries as of 1/1/2012
7,721
Total File Transactions
1,878
Records Entered
1,030
Records Cancelled
848

 

 

 

 

 

NCIC Unidentified Person (Monthly Totals) 2011

 

Deceased

Deceased

Cat Vic

Cat Vic

Living

Living

Total

Total

 

Entry

Cancel

Entry

Cancel

Entry

Cancel

Entry

Cancel

JAN

50

45

3

3

34

26

87

74

FEB

45

39

2

0

16

16

63

55

MAR

80

70

0

0

13

17

93

87

APR

79

55

3

4

18

19

100

78

MAY

53

42

7

8

37

30

97

80

JUN

47

53

1

2

21

15

69

70

JUL

45

25

1

1

17

23

63

49

AUG

65

48

1

1

21

14

87

63

SEP

77

59

9

9

25

25

111

93

OCT

59

60

2

1

13

17

74

78

NOV

73

43

4

4

29

14

106

61

DEC

70

43

3

2

7

15

80

60

COL TOT

743

582

36

35

251

231

1,030

848



Entry
- Number of records entered during the month.
Cancel – Number of records canceled/cleared during the month but entered from any time period.
Deceased – Human remains for whom the identity cannot be ascertained. This category also includes body parts.
Catastrophe Victim – A person who is a victim of a catastrophe for whom the identity cannot be ascertained or body parts when a body has been dismembered as the result of a catastrophe.
Living – A person who is living and unable to ascertain his/her identity, e.g., amnesia victim, infant, etc. The information on unidentified living persons should only be included if the person gives his/her consent or if they are physically or mentally unable to give consent.

Source: NCIC Active/Expired Unidentified Person Analysis Report

NCIC Unidentified Person File—Yearly Totals and Percent Change

Year

Record
Entered

Record

Cancels

Deceased
Entries

Deceased
Cancels

Cat Vic
Entries

Cat Vic
Cancels

Living
Entries

Living
Cancels

1990

1,567

1,394

1,226

1,054

20

19

321

321

% CHG

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1991

1,805

1,615

1,198

1,015

10

9

597

591

% CHG

(+) 15.2

(+) 15.9

(-) 2.3

(-) 3.7

(-) 50.0

(-) 52.6

(+) 86.0

(+) 84.1

1992

1,637

1,484

1,331

1,183

31

26

275

275

% CHG

(-) 9.3

(-) 8.1

(+) 11.1

(+) 16.6

(+) 210.0

(+) 188.9

(-) 53.9

(-) 53.5

1993

1,629

1,155

1,162

993

37

37

130

125

% CHG

(-) 0.5

(-) 22.2

(-) 12.7

(-) 16.1

(+) 19.4

(+) 42.3

(-) 52.7

(-) 54.5

1994

1,829

1,204

1,632

1,010

24

24

172

170

% CHG

(+) 12.3

(+) 4.2

(+) 40.4

(+) 1.7

(-) 35.1

(-) 35.1

(+) 32.3

(+) 36.0

1995

1,143

954

965

775

22

23

156

156

% CHG

(-) 37.5

(-) 20.8

(-) 40.9

(-) 23.3

(-) 8.3

(-) 4.2

(-) 9.3

(-) 8.2

1996

1,391

1,196

1,182

1,001

22

11

187

184

% CHG

(+) 21.7

(+) 25.4

(+) 22.5

(+) 29.2

0

(-) 52.2

(+) 19.9

(+) 17.9

1997

1,608

1,176

1,395

964

11

10

202

202

% CHG

(+) 15.6

(-) 1.7

(+) 18.0

(-) 3.7

(-) 50.0

(-) 9.1

(+) 8.0

(+) 9.8

1998

1,326

1,005

1,039

732

31

29

256

255

% CHG

(-) 17.5

(-) 14.5

(-) 25.5

(-) 24.1

(+) 181.8

(+) 190.0

(+) 26.7

(+) 26.2

1999

1,241

842

921

544

17

17

303

281

% CHG

(-) 6.4

(-) 16.2

(-) 11.4

(-) 25.7

(-) 45.2

(-) 41.4

(+) 18.4

(+) 10.2

2000

1,091

866

646

434

8

9

437

423

% CHG

(-) 12.1

(+) 2.9

(-) 29.9

(-) 20.2

(-) 53.0

(-) 47.1

(+) 44.2

(+) 50.5

2001

973

840

563

433

15

15

395

392

% CHG

(-) 10.8

(-) 3.0

(-) 12.8

(-) 0.2

(+) 87.5

(+) 66.7

(-) 9.6

(-) 64.1

2002

947

785

557

382

16

14

374

389

% CHG

(-) 2.7

(-) 6.5

(-) 1.1

(-) 11.8

(+) 6.7

(-) 6.7

(-) 5.3

(-) 0.8

2003

1,214

808

734

367

13

12

467

429

% CHG

(+) 28.2

(+) 2.9

(+) 31.8

(-) 3.9

(-) 18.8

(-) 14.3

(+) 24.9

(+) 10.3

2004

1,335

964

878

493

33

35

424

436

% CHG

(+) 10.0

(+) 19.3

(+) 19.6

(+) 34.3

(+) 153.8

(+) 191.7

(-) 9.2

(+) 1.6

2005

1,383

1,258

960

792

19

19

404

447

% CHG

(+) 3.6

(+) 30.5

(+) 9.3

(+) 60.6

(-) 42.4

(-) 45.7

(-) 4.7

(+) 2.5

2006

1,413

1,185

1,043

818

7

2

363

365

% CHG

(+) 2.2

(-) 5.8

(+) 8.6

(+) 3.3

(-) 63.2

(-) 89.5

(-) 10.1

(-) 18.3

2007

1,788

1,051

1,448

712

23

11

317

1,788

% CHG

(+) 26.5

(-)11.3

(+) 38.8

(-) 13.0

(+) 228.6

(+) 450.0

(-) 12.7

(-) 1.4

2008

1,133

889

918

681

16

14

199

194

% CHG

(-) 36.6

(-) 15.4

(-) 36.6

(-) 4.4

(-) 30.4

(+) 27.3

(-) 37.2

(-) 89.2

2009

1,040

871

790

639

27

24

223

208

% CHG

(-) 8.2

(-) 2.0

(-) 13,9

(-) 6.2

68.8

71.4

12.1

7.2

2010

1,033

796

806

575

11

14

216

207

% CHG

(-) 0.7

(-) 8.6

(+) 2.0

(-) 10.0

(-) 59.3

(-) 41.7

(-) 3.1

(-) 0.5

2011

1,030

848

743

582

36

35

251

231

% CHG

(-) 0.3

(+) 6.5

(-) 7.8

(+) 1.2

(+) 227.3

(+) 150.0

(+) 16.2

(+) 11.6



Entry
– Number of records entered during the month.
Cancel – Number of records canceled/cleared during the month but entered from any time period.
Deceased – Human remains for whom the identity cannot be ascertained. This category also includes body parts.
Catastrophe Victim – A person who is a victim of a catastrophe for whom the identity cannot be ascertained or body parts when a body has been dismembered as the result of a catastrophe.
Living – A person who is living and unable to ascertain his/her identity, e.g., amnesia victim, infant, etc. The information on unidentified living persons should only be included if the person gives his/her consent or if they are physically or mentally unable to give consent.

Source: NCIC Active/Expired Unidentified Person Analysis Report 

NCIC Missing and Unidentified Entry Comparison Chart

Year

Missing Person
Entries

Unidentified Person
Entries

 

 

 

1990

663,921

1,567

1991

705,175

1,805

1992

801,358

1,637

1993

868,345

1,629

1994

954,896

1,829

1995

969,264

1,143

1996

955,252

1,391

1997

980,712

1,608

1998

932,190

1,326

1999

867,129

1,241

2000

876,213

1,091

2001

840,279

973

2002

821,975

947

2003

824,699

1,214

2004

830,325

1,335

2005

834,536

1,383

2006

836,131

1,413

2007

814,967

1,788

2008

778,164

1,133

2009

719,558

1,040

2010

692,944

1,033

2011

678,860

1,030



Source: NCIC Active/Expired Missing and Unidentified Analysis Reports