Childrens Report Card

Sacramento County Childrens Coalition

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Runaways

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Sacramento County experiences a greater number of youth runaway reports (on a per capita basis) than throughout California as a whole. The number of runaway reports has been declining fairly consistently since its high in 2005, and in fact, 2011 had the lowest number of runaway reports in Sacramento County since 2000.

 

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Why is this important? 

  • Many runaways are escaping dangerous home situations and have been the victim or witness of abuse.
  • Once on the street, runaways may face many dangers, particularly from violence and exploitation.
  • Some runaways have not made the choice themselves, but rather have been forced out of their home environment by a caretaker.

How are we doing?

  • The 4,858 runaway reports filed in Sacramento County for 2011 was the lowest number since 2000.
  • The number of runaway reports has declined by 27% since its high in 2005.
  • Although the rate of runaway reports per 1,000 children and youth has been decreasing overall in Sacramento County it remains significantly higher than the California rate overall. 

 

Data Source: California Department of Justice Missing Children Reports

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2013 12:14  
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