posted on Mar, 3 2013 @ 05:38 PM
I found this missing person statistics site for 2011 .. a bit dense..
It has lots of information for that year.
Entries - Records entered do not include supplemental record entry messages which are used to add specific identifiers, including dental data, to a
Missing Person Record on file in NCIC.
Removed - Records removed are a total of the cancel, clear, and locate messages received by the NCIC computer. Excluded are counts of supplemental
record cancellation messages which are used to remove specific identifiers, including dental data, from a Missing Person record.
Locates – Are transactions to remove entries when the subject has been found by an agency other than the entering agency.
NCIC Missing Person File Report for 2011
So it sounds like the "Removed" probably largely represents those cases where someone is reported as missing but not really missing which I think
happens A LOT .. such was the case with my brother who ran away to a friend's house for a day just because him and our mom had a disagreement.. that
sort of thing is common.. but I can't know for sure.. it also includes the legitimately missing and located people.