June 28, 2022

Ohio Attorney General Yost Issues Annual Missing Children Clearinghouse Report, 415 Children Still Missing

Ohio has reported that 415 kids reported lacking final 12 months stay unaccounted for of their state.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost made the surprising revelation on Wednesday, which was Nationwide Missing Children’s Day. His workplace launched the 2021 Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report, which revealed that 14,027 kids had been reported lacking within the state final 12 months. Of these, six had been discovered lifeless, whereas 13,606 had been situated safely. Whereas 97% of the youngsters had been accounted for, households are nonetheless ready to study the standing of 415 kids.

Almost 9,000 of the lacking kids’s circumstances concerned runaways who left house voluntarily with out permission and stayed away for not less than one evening. Fifty-one circumstances concerned a baby being kidnapped by a noncustodial mum or dad who hid the kid from the opposite mum or dad, and 11 concerned situations of kidnappings by a stranger. Curiously sufficient, solely 14 Amber Alerts and 5 Endangered Missing Youngster Alerts had been issued by Ohio regulation enforcement final 12 months. All topics of these alerts had been recovered.

A separate report issued in February of 2022 by Yost workplace reveals that whereas Black kids solely account for about 16% of the state’s inhabitants, they make up 61% of the lacking kids in Ohio.