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Published:Monday | August 19, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Since the start of the year, 1,157 children were reported missing to the Missing Person Call Centre, five of whom have been found dead. Click Here for a is a table showing the breakdown by months.

Profile of missing children

Someone who is:

From a broken home.

Does not have strong support systems.

Easily influenced by peers.

Easily lured by strangers.

Is destitute, homeless, or often loiters or wanders on the street.

Frequently runs away from home.

Either male or female, although girls are more often reported as missing than boys.

Lacks adequate supervision, particularly when travelling on the street.

Is exposed to abuse.