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Last year, 85,157 people either disappeared or ran away from home across the country, a 6.4 percent increase from the previous year’s figure, the National Police Agency said July 25.

The figures were compiled on the basis of reports from relatives or friends who formally asked police to look for people who had disappeared. Officials said the number of people aged between 60 and 64 who vanished last year jumped by 22.4 percent to 2,347.

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