This category refers to missing persons with significant mental impairment other than those covered by the categories Dementia, Developmental Problems, Health Related, Psychological Illness and Substance Related.

By Terrain

Male Female Other Total
Crag / Broken Ground 4 1 0 5
Farmland 27 16 3 46
Moorland / Upland 9 11 0 20
Not Specified 2 0 0 2
Plantation (dense) 3 0 0 3
Urban 33 14 5 53
Water Margin 5 1 1 7
Woodland / Parkland 13 2 0 15
Total: 96 45 9 151

By Outcome

n %
Unhurt 75 49.7%
Fatality 33 21.9%
Unknown 15 9.9%
Minor Injury 17 11.3%
No Trace 9 6.0%
Serious Injury 1 0.7%
151 100.0%

By Location Found

n
Habitation 42
Linear Feature 8
Not Found 23
Open Ground 15
Travel Aid 31
Trees 18
Water 14

The locations at which missing persons in this category were found in an urban environment were significantly different from the locations at which they were found in farmland; in addition, there was a significant gender difference for persons who were missing in farmland.

Distance From IPP (Km)

10% 0 Km
20% 0 Km
30% 0.1 Km
40% 0.5 Km
50% 0.9 Km
60% 1.5 Km
70% 2 Km
80% 4.2 Km
90% 12.7 Km
100% 306.7 Km

There were significant differences in the distances from the IPP at which missing persons in this category were found in farmland and urban environments; there was no discernible gender difference.

Possible Scenarios

Based on the information given above, some of the following comments will probably occur in the most likely scenarios for missing persons in this category. In practice, the search manager should not rule out other plausible scenarios.

  • The missing person is likely to be found alive (92% of incidents involving females, 83% involving males)
  • For incidents involving males in urban areas the missing person is most likely to be found in a building (8 out of 17 incidents), on a travel aid (4 out of 17) or among trees (3 out of 17)
  • For incidents involving males in farmland the missing person is likely to be found on a travel aid (33%), particularly a road (29%) or in a building (29%)
  • For incidents involving females in farmland the missing person is most likely to be found in open ground (4 out of 9 incidents) or on a travel aid, particularly a road (3 out of 9)
  • For incidents involving females in urban areas the missing person is most likely to be found in a building (7 out of 11 incidents)
  • In urban areas the missing person is likely to be found within 1 km of the IPP (50% of incidents); in all other types of terrain the missing person is likely to be found within 2 km of the IPP (50% of incidents)
Category Information from 2011 Study

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