A recent report to the Board of Police Commissioners says there were 1,603 missing person reports from October through March. That works out to over 4 a day, the seventh most frequent call for service for Saskatoon Police. Almost 870 of the missing person files during this time period were girls under 18, and 780 of those were habitual missing persons. Ten of those runaways, who all live in group or foster care homes, account for 38 per cent of those calls. It’s a similar story for boys, with 415 of the 475 missing reports from boys who have gone missing more than once and 10 cases, all of which come from group or foster care homes, account for 53 per cent of the calls. The report from the Saskatoon Police Service says the SPS is working with community organizations such as Bethany Home, Egadz, and Eagle’s Nest concerning missing person cases. The report also highlights Operation Runaway, an inter-agency group that focuses on habitual runaways to find ways of assisting them.