A total of 1589 under-16s were reported missing in Edinburgh during 2011 a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The Scotsman report:
FOUR children are reported missing each day in the Capital, putting a huge strain on police who spend thousands of hours a year hunting them.
A total of 1589 under-16s were reported missing during 2011, although all of them were later found safe and well.
Police chiefs said that all cases were treated with the “utmost seriousness”.