National Missing Persons Week

National Missing Persons Week

National Missing Persons Week is 1-7 August 2021.

National Missing Persons Week is an annual week of action that takes place in Australia during the first week of August to raise awareness of the significant issues surrounding missing persons. The week is also used to profile long-term missing persons, and to educate the Australian community.

Long term missing person’s cases remain a priority for ACT Policing.

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

The ACT currently has 14 long term missing people, including two missing overseas.

Police would like to find answers for the families and friends who don’t know what happened to their loved ones – but we need the public’s help to do that.

Police haven’t forgotten about these cases, regardless of how long they’ve been active.

It’s important to remember that anyone can go missing, and that people go missing for a myriad of reasons.

The theme of this year’s campaign highlights than long term missing persons are ‘Individuals, not statistics’.

During National Missing Persons Week, ACT Policing is undertaking a number of activities to raise awareness in our community.

We’re trying to reach as many people as possible, in the hope someone, somewhere will remember something.

Anyone with information about any of these cases is urged to come forward and speak to police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Any piece of information – big or small – can assist the investigations into these matters.

The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre has further information on missing persons across Australia.

Media Release: ACT Policing Supports National Missing Persons Week

ACT Policing Online News

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