Police Seek Help In Finding Endangered Runaways
By Space Coast Daily // 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.
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):