To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of child abductions in the UK in each of the last five years.
27 April 2022
The number of offences of child abduction in England and Wales recorded by the police in the previous five years is presented in the table below.
Table 1, Police Recorded Crime, England and Wales
January 2021 – September 2021
Number of child abduction offences
This is published on the Home Office website at
The Home Office does not hold information on the number of child abduction offences in Scotland or Northern Ireland.