A viral Instagram post inaccurately claimed 14 girls went missing in DC in 24 hours — but the number of black people missing across the US is staggeringly disproportional.
DC police told USA Today that an average of 200 total people have been reported missing each month for the past five years. This year, the average number of cases per month has been 190.
So far, there have been 501 missing children cases in 2017. All but 22 have been solved as of Friday, according to NBC Washington.
Officials said 99% of missing person cases from 2012 and 2016 have been closed, leaving just 16 of 19,000 total cases open.