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The issue of missing persons in Australia is complex and multifaceted. Over 38,000 missing persons reports are submitted to police every year in Australia.

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 Australia there are over 2,600 people listed as a long term missing person.

Anyone, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or educational background, may become a missing person; however, adults are more likely to be listed as long-term missing persons.

Missing Persons Stephen Lapthorne

Stephen LAPTHORNE

Stephen Lapthorne (then aged 21 years) and his girlfriend Michelle Pope (then aged 18 years) were last seen travelling in Stephen's...

Missing Person Amber Haigh

Amber HAIGH

Amber Haigh was reported missing on 19 June 2002 by a married couple who she had been living with in the rural town of Kingsvale in southern NSW. The couple told police that...

Missing Person Lionel Daveson

Lionel DAVESON

Lionel Daveson was last seen in the Rosebery area on 23 August 2007. If you have information that may assist police to locate Lionel please call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000...

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