Iowa Officials: No Increase In Number Of Missing People

KELO Mollie Tibbetts

The search for a missing woman in Iowa is bringing attention to other missing person cases.

You may have seen social media posts concerning the number of missing children in Iowa.  According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the number of missing juvenile reports in recent weeks is in line with historical numbers. 

DPS says in fiscal year 2017, 4,311 juveniles were reported missing to The Missing Person Information Clearinghouse for an average of 12 a day.  Authorities say in the vast majority of cases, the children are found or returned home within 24 hours and typically, these cases are runaway situations. 

You can review the list of missing people in Iowa online. 

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