2021 Missing Person's Data
The National Crime Information Center (NCIC), a subset of the FBI, receives and tracks data regarding missing people, fugitives, stolen property, and terrorists. To easily illustrate all their data, the NCIC breaks information into Property and Person Files which includes more than 16 million active records.
Any missing person report filed in the United States is recorded in the NCIC’s Missing Person File. 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.” Annually the NCIC publishes the Missing Person File data for the previous year to supply transparent data to the general public. Over 521,000 people were reported missing in the United States in 2021.
Here is where you can learn more about the NCIC and review the 2021 Missing Person File data: