National Missing Persons Week

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It's National Missing Persons Week from Sunday 30 July to Saturday 5 August 2023.

In Australia, a missing person is defined as anyone who is reported missing to police, whose whereabouts are unknown, and where there are fears for the safety or concern for the welfare of that person.

A long-term missing person is someone who has been missing for more than three months.

In 2022, there were over 55,000 missing persons reports made to police in Australia. This is nearly 150 missing reports per day.

Anyone with any information relating to a missing person is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Learn more about National Persons Week.