Date Responded 02 October 2019

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

For each year since 2013, including 2019 so far if possible, please provide details of:

  1. How many missing persons cases have been investigated in each year
  2. How many of those missing persons were under the age of 16 when they went missing (per year)?
  3. How many missing persons Investigations have been closed unsuccessfully over the last five years – ie Closed or unresolved without finding the person or body
  4. How many of these cases are still active as in there is still an active case and effort to find the missing person?
  5. How many of these resulted in the missing person being a victim of murder/homicide?
  6. What is the youngest missing person each year and detail whether they are active or closed.
  7. If closed, please detail the outcome - whether found or death etc.

After we sought clarity you then confirmed that points 3-7 related to point 1.

In Response:

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