Police Seek Help In Finding Endangered Runaways

By  //  March 29, 2013

75 Percent Are Females


BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Like many other communities in Florida and across America, Brevard County is not immune to ongoing problems with teens who run away from home.

National studies have shown that one in seven teens between the ages of 13 and 18 will run  away from  home at some point.

About 75 percent of reported runaways are female. And more than 75 percent of runaways have dropped out of school.

Reasons often cited why teens run away include family problems such as physical or sexual abuse, mental health disorders or economic problems.

Teens who run  away inevitably become homeless and unable to find emergency housing because of a lack of shelter beds for young people and shelter admission policies.

Most runaways do eventually return home because of strong family connections.

Here are the current Brevard teens who are listed by local law enforcement agencies as runaways. If you known the whereabouts of these individuals, call Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-8477 (TIPS):