National missing persons coordination centre

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Who is missing?

In Australia, more than 35,000* people are reported missing each year. While most people are found within a short period of time, there remain approximately 1,600* long term missing persons; those who have been missing for more than three months. Missing persons’ cases are investigated by State and Territory police.

The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) uses a variety of methods including this website to profile missing persons across the country. Our promotion of missing persons includes; Missing Persons Posters, Facebook and social media, outdoor advertising, partnerships with corporate supporters and through events such as International Missing Children’s Day and National Missing Persons Week.

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Please note: the cases listed do not represent every missing person in Australia that has been reported to police. The NMPCC profiles cases provided by State and Territory Missing Persons Units when the missing person is considered long-term. If you are searching for a specific missing person, or a person matching a specific description, please see our site search tips page.

*The NMPCC are currently commissioning new statistics into the incidents and impact of missing persons in Australia.

 

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