Runaway/Thrownaway Stats

bullet Two-thirds of children are between 15 and 17 years old
bullet The male-female ratio is equal
bullet More than half returned home in the same week
bullet 99% return home
bullet 21% are physically or sexually abused at home
 

Why Do Children Run Away From Home?

bullet 42% have family problems
bullet 14% because of peer pressure
bullet 5% because of drug or alcohol abuse
bullet 4% because of physical abuse