Missing persons



Children and youth reported missing from out-of-home care in Australia

This research was commissioned and funded by the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC), and focuses on the vulnerable group of youth who go missing, predominately from out-of-home care. The research demonstrates that young people living in out-of-home care are at the highest risk of...

Reclaiming power and place

This inquiry report reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls.

Missing persons: who is at risk?

This study, commissioned by the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC) of the Australian Federal Police, updates missing person statistics and describes the extent to which known risk factors correlate with categories of missing persons.

Missing persons in Australia, 2008–2015

Between 2008 and 2015 over 305,000 people were reported missing in Australia, an average of 38,159 reports each year. Youths aged 13–17 years were most likely to go missing; half of all people reported missing between 2008 and 2015 were in this age group and...

Missing persons in Australia

The report investigates risk factors and at-risk groups, noting the limitations in recording data. It presents information on good practice from preventative to support measures and outlines policies, practice and research directions. A current snapshot of missing persons is shown by national estimates, demographic characteristics...