The National Police Agency said Thursday that 90,650 people left their homes and were unaccounted for last year, falling 5.6 percent from the previous year for the third year of decline.
Men accounted for 57,706, or 63.7 percent, of those listed as missing, and women for 32,944, or 36.3 percent, the NPA said, adding that a younger age group, 19-39, now accounted for 60 percent of the total.
The number of those who are believed to have left home for reasons related to family problems accounted for 18,429, making up the highest share, at 20.3 percent, followed by those related to health worries or illnesses and those related to business with 13.3 percent each, it said.
Of the 90,650, police confirmed the whereabouts of 85,071, of which 38,200 returned home, it said, adding 207 people turned out to be crime victims.
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