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How does Utah rank on missing persons with other states?

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(ABC4 News) –  Have you ever wondered which states have the most missing people?

Over 600,000 people go missing each year in the United States, according to the National Missing and Unidentified Person System (NamUs).  

Despite the many, well-known missing person cases such as Jaycee Dugard, Elizabeth Smart or Jayme Closs, there are countless other cases that never make it to the spotlight.

The team at Vivint Smart Home took a look at data compiled by NamUs and found the states that have the most and least missing people per capita.

Research found that Alaska ranks first with the most missing persons per capita, with 41.8 people missing per 100,000 population while California has the most missing persons in total, with 2,133 people missing. 

Massachusetts has the least missing persons per capita, with 1.8 people missing per 100,000 population.

Utah is said to have a total of 107 missing persons which amounts to 3.4 missing people per 100,000 residents. 

For a closer look at the study visit Vivint Smart Home.

StateTotal Number of Missing PersonsMissing People per 100,000 Residents
Alabama2044.2
Alaska30941.8
Arizona91513.0
Arkansas2006.7
California2,1335.4
Colorado2925.2
Connecticut1975.5
Delaware586.0
District of Columbia355.0
Florida1,2526.0
Georgia2502.4
Hawaii1077.5
Idaho1015.9
Illinois3172.5
Indiana1742.6
Iowa862.7
Kansas812.8
Kentucky2485.6
Louisiana2665.7
Maine1088.1
Maryland1833.0
Massachusetts1261.8
Michigan5565.6
Minnesota1793.2
Mississippi1153.9
Missouri3165.2
Montana716.8
Nebraska613.2
Nevada1926.4
New Hampshire352.6
New Jersey2993.3
New Mexico1436.8
New York6063.1
North Carolina3273.2
North Dakota314.1
Ohio3583.1
Oklahoma2526.4
Oregon43210.4
Pennsylvania4013.1
Rhode Island201.9
South Carolina1843.7
South Dakota232.6
Tennessee3615.4
Texas1,2464.4
Utah1073.4
Vermont548.7
Virginia2392.8
Washington6438.7
West Virginia1206.6
Wisconsin1492.6
Wyoming457.8

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