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Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety
 

Missing Persons Data

​​​​​​Minnesota statute 299C.53, subd. 1(b) requires law enforcement agencies to enter information about reported missing persons into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center missing person database. Law enforcement accesses this information to aid their investigations.

The FBI produces monthly reports containing summary data about missing persons from each state. Minnesota’s most recent data are published here.

MONTH​​​
​ACTIVE
​ENTERED
​​CANCELLED
​January
695
687
698
​February
​656
​662
​701
​March
​663
​642
​​635
​April
620​​704
747​
​May
681​​887
​826
​June
685​​809
805​
​​TOTALS

1,991
2,034


​Totals by Sex and Race (Year to-date)

​RACE
​FEMALE
​MALE
​TOTALS
​Asian
62
75
137
​African American
786
890
1,676
​Indian/Alaskan
218
179
397
White
943
996
1,939
Unknown
115
127
242
​TOTALS
2,124
2,267
4,391


Totals by Record Type (Year to-date)

​RECORD TYPE
​ENTERED
​​CANCELLED​
​​Juvenile (1)
2,450
2,469
​End​angered (2)
224
247
​Involuntary (3)
17
16
​Disability (4)
303
308
​Catastrophe victim (5)
​0
​0
Other
1,397
1,372
TOTALS
4,391
4,412


Juveniles and Adults by Record Type (Year to-date)

RECORD TYPE
17 AND UNDER
​18 AND OVER
​​TOTALS
​ENTERED
​CANCELLED
ENTERED
​CANCELLED
​ENTERED
CANCELLED
​Juvenile
2,442
2,438
8
31
2,450
2,469
​Endangered
8
14
216
233
224
247
​Involuntary
3
3
14
13
17
16
​Disability
1
2
302
306
303
308
​Catastrophe
​0
​0
​0
​​0
​0
​0
​Other
67
60
1,330
1,312
1,397
1,372
​TOTALS
2,521
2,517
1,870
1,895
4,391
4,412​


Previous Year Data

(1) Juvenile - Used to enter a person who is missing and un-emancipated as defined by the laws of his/her own state and does not meet any of the entry criteria in the other record types listed.

(2) Endangered - Used to enter a person who is missing under circumstances indicating that his/her physical safety is in danger.

(3) Involuntary - Used to enter a person who is missing under circumstances indicating that the disappearance was not voluntary.

(4) Disability – Used to enter a person of proven physical or mental disability, thereby subjecting himself/herself or others to personal and immediate danger.

(5​) Catastrophe victim – Used to enter a person who is missing after a catastrophe or natural disaster, such as a tornado or plane crash. ​