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2010 NRS Call Statistics

 

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National Runaway Switchboard Call Content Data Report
Calendar Year 2010

Data is only collected on crisis related calls and not all calls to the National Runaway Switchboard.

Youth Status at Time of Call
*Runaway 40%
Youth in crisis 32%
Contemplating running away 10%
*Homeless 11%
*Throwaway 5%
Suspected Missing 1%
Total 100%
**Youth on the street 56%
Youth is Former Ward of the State 2%
Youth is Ward of the State 3%
Reported Age Of Caller
12 and Under 2%
13 3%
14 6%
15 10%
16 14%
17 21%
18 16%
19 14%
20 10%
21 4%
Total 100%
Runaway History
Youth previously run (no) 43%
unknown 31%
Youth previously run (yes) 26%
Total 100%
Means of Survival
Friends/relatives 52%
unknown 27%
Shelter 7%
Personal Funds 6%
Panhandling 3%
Employment 2%
Detention/Police 1%
Sex Industry 1%
Selling Drugs <1%
Stealing 1%
Total 100%
Caller Relationship
Youth 50%
Parent 29%
Relative 7%
Adult 7%
Youth's Friend 4%
Police/probation officer 1%
Agency 1%
Other 1%
Total 100%
Time on the Streets Before Calling NRS
1-3 days 45%
4-7 days 9%
1-4 weeks 21%
1-2 months 11%
2-6 months 7%
over 6 months 7%
Total 100%
Caller Gender
Female 71%
Male 29%
Total 100%
Caller Obtained Toll Free Number From
Internet/NRS website 20%
Word of Mouth 16%
Phone Book 13%
Social Service Agency 10%
Greyhound 6%
NCMEC 4%
Previous Call 6%
Police 4%
Covenant House 4%
Other 4%
School 3%
Ad (PSA) on Television 3%
Directory Assistance/Operator 2%
NRS Promotional Materials 2%
Book 1%
National Safe Place 1%
Billboard 1%
Public Service Announcement <1%
Magazine <1%
Newspaper <1%
Stand up for Kids <1%
Boys and Girls Club <1%
Total 100%
Problems Identified by Callers
Family Dynamics 29%
Peer/Social 11%
School/Education 7%
Mental Health 8%
Transportation 6%
Alcohol/Drug Use 6%
Economics 6%
Physical Abuse 6%
Youth Services 5%
Emotional/Verbal Abuse 3%
Judicial System 4%
Health 3%
Neglect 2%
Sexual Abuse/Assault 2%
GLBTQ 1%
Sexual Exploitation 1%
Total 100%
Whereabouts of Youth Who is the Subject
Home 24%
Unknown to Caller 21%
Friend 19%
Street/Pay Phone 9%
Relative 7%
Greyhound 4%
Shelter 4%
Other 5%
Recent Acquaintance 3%
School 2%
Police/Detention 2%
Work <1%
Pimp/Dealer <1%
Total 100%
Options Discussed with Youth
NRS services 22%
Family/Adults/Parents 19%
Friend 12%
Police 8%
Alt Youth Housing (includes TLP) 11%
School/Personnel 4%
Social Services 5%
Mental Health 4%
Self help 3%
Missing Children Hotline 2%
Legal/Mins 3%
Child Abuse Reporting 2%
Social Worker 2%
Clergy 1%
Health Professional 1%
United Way 1%
Total 100%
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