According to the FBI, there are approximately 85,000 Missing Persons reported in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database as of November 2018.

That number of missing persons in the NCIC database does not include the estimated 1.5 + million youth and adults who may be lost on our streets among the homeless and/or who are missing and otherwise unaccounted for.

This approximate number is based on several factors including the many years of research that includes the disparity between NCIC 'reported' and 'unreported' John and Jane Doe unidentified deceased person cases, homeless populations across the country, and the numbers of estimated unreported runaway children vs. reported as missing children who are listed as missing in the National Crime Information Center database.   These are but a few of the factors we've considered in coming up with what we believe to be a conservative base line approximation.