According to the Congressional Research Service, there are more than 1 million homeless youth living without supervision on the streets, in abandoned homes and buildings, in shelters, with friends or even with strangers every year. This estimation is considered to be lower than the actual number of homeless youth because this demographic is difficult to track.Information from the National Runaway Safeline. The majority of runaways are female.

Source: Young runaways, immigrants more likely to become trafficking victims | Loquitur