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May 14, 2015

Missing Persons in Queensland – The Ins and Outs

Of the over 30,000 people the Australian police report missing every year, as many as 5,500 may be missing persons in Queensland. While the New South Wales total can be double this, states with smaller populations like Tasmania and the Northern Territory only get as far as a few hundred. This goes to show the tragic phenomenon is no respecter of persons, and affects all of us and some point in time. Here is a list of things you ought to do if caught up in the drama.

When You Discover Someone is Missing: You must report it right away if you are concerned about their welfare. Your first stop is the nearest police station, following which you may like to call us on 1300 553 788 for advice on what else to do.

If You See a Person Reported Missing: You have a moral obligation (but not a legal duty) to report missing persons in Queensland, because the person’s life might be under threat. All you need to is call the Police Missing Persons Unit on +61 7 3364 6213 (or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 which is a free call in Australia).

If You Find Someone has Reported You As Missing: Going missing is not a crime. Contact the police at the nearest police station and let them see that you are safe and sound. If you are over 18, then that is the end of it. If you are under age, the police will ask you whether it is safe for them to tell the person who filed the report.

Missing Persons Unit’s Role regarding Missing Persons in Queensland

The Missing Persons Unit processes information from government agencies, such as the Queensland Police about people going missing in The Sunshine State. It also oversees and assists in solving cases. If it suspects something is untoward or out-of-character, it liaises with the Homicide Investigation Unit. Finally, it keeps a record of unidentified bodies and tries to close the cases out.

The Role of Missing Persons in Australia

We are a fleet-of-foot private investigation agency based on the Gold Coast and with a record of tracing missing persons in Australia in an average period of three days.

Please call Missing Persons In Austrlia on 1300 553 788 or via email at info@missingpersonsinaustralia.com.au , as soon as you have satisfied legal and insurance requirements. After that, you can rely on us to do our very best to bring your loved one home safe and sound.