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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 Person Ian Draper

Ian DRAPER

Ian Draper was last seen at 3.30am on 3 August 2001 leaving the Mt Pritchard Community Club where he works as a bartender. He was seen leaving the Club in his 1992 white...

Place fill image of missing person Adam Maru

Adam MARU

Adam Maru was a 36 year old Aboriginal male who suffered from epilepsy at the time of his disappearance. At about 6pm on 30 November 1997 Adam went fishing with...

Missing Person Alvin Gidgup

Alvin GIDGUP

Alvin Gidgup (who also is known as Alvin Hart) has not been seen by family members since September 1998. Although Alvin has a history of being solitary and of no fixed address...

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