Out-of-home care kids overrepresented in missing persons data, report finds

Margaret Paul and Norman Hermant - ABC News

"A new report has highlighted, for the first time, the disproportionate number of young people in out-of-home-care [in Australia] who are reported as missing nation-wide," says this article from ABC News. "The report, prepared by University of New South Wales for the Australian Federal Police (AFP), found that while young people aged 13 to 17 in out-of-home care made up less than 1 per cent of the youth population in Australia, they made up more than 70 per cent of missing youth reports."