Over 5,000 children go missing in Ukraine for half a year

Since early 2017, 5,075 reports on missing children have been filed, stated the deputy head of the Ukrainian National Police, Konstantin Bushuyev, the press service of the ministry reports. 

According to Bushuyev, this year the number of missing children's reports has exceeded the figures of 2015 and almost caught up with the data for 2016. However, the police began to more often return the missing children home.

"If in 2015, the National Police received more than 4.5 thousand reports on children gone missing, then last year there were about 6 thousand such reports. For 8 months of this year, the police have already received 5,075 reports on missing children. It should be said that a certain positive dynamics is observed in terms of their search," Bushuyev said.

He also stated the reasons that make children leave their homes. Most often it is the teenager's propensity for vagrancy, as well as untimely return home, for example - from a walk or from friends'.

DONi News Agency