The National Crime Information Center (NCIC), which is part of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division within the Federal Bureau of Investigation, provides every state with a monthly report detailing statistics regarding the number of missing persons in the state that month.  The numbers reflect the total, active missing person cases reported to NCIC for that month.  The most recent statistics available for Wisconsin are as follows:


Wisconsin Missing Person Statistics as of September 1, 2014

Total missing persons in Wisconsin: 1038


Missing Children (17 and younger)
Breakdown by gender  
Male 355
Female 378
Breakdown by NCIC category*  
Involuntary 4
Endangered 290
Disabled 0
Catastrophe 1
Juvenile 436
Other 2
Missing Adults (18 and older)
Breakdown by gender  
Male 168
Female 137
Breakdown by NCIC category*  
Involuntary 33
Endangered 95
Disabled 52
Catastrophe 4
Juvenile 75
Other 46



*NCIC Categories
For statistical purposes, each victim is assigned to the category that is most applicable.


Involuntary: A person of any age who is missing under circumstances indicating that the disappearance was not voluntary. (e.g., stranger abductions, family abductions)

A person of any age who is missing and under circumstances indicating that his/her physical safety is in danger. (e.g., abductions by stranger or family)


A person of any age who is missing and under proven physical/mental disability or is senile, thereby subjecting himself/herself or others to personal and immediate danger.


A person of any age who is missing after a natural or man-made catastrophe.


A person who is missing and declared unemancipated as defined by the laws of his/her state of residence and does not meet the entry criteria set forth in any other category. (e.g., runaways, "throwaways" - evicted by parent/guardian)  The date of emancipation in Wisconsin is the subject's 18th birthday.