Children and adults missing from social care cost police millions, study reveals

Graphic based on 1,300 cases of missing people in one local police area, examined by Portsmouth University

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Photo: Gary Brigden

Portsmouth University examined 1,300 cases of missing children and vulnerable adults in one local police force area and reported the top 10 locations that people went missing from.

This graphic reveals most young people went missing from privately-run children’s homes and most adults from mental health units. The top three locations – two private children’s homes and a mental health unit – are estimated to have cost police more than £450,000

Read our full report on Portsmouth University’s investigation.

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