No. of wanderers with dementia reached 10,322 in 2013: police
Kyodo -- Jun 05
The number of people with dementia reported missing to police stood at 10,322 in 2013, an increase of 715 from the previous year, the National Police Agency said in a report released Thursday.

Of a total of 19,929 who went missing between 2012 and 2013, the whereabouts of 258 remained unknown as of the end of April, the report showed.

The police said 10,180 were found last year, including 92 reported missing in 2012 or before, and 388 were confirmed dead.

News sources: Kyodo, FNNnewsCH
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