The Vancouver Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit is part of the Major Crime Section. The Unit handles over 2,500 cases each year, including:
- juveniles and adults reported missing
- letters received from around the world requesting assistance in locating a lost relative or friend
- requests for assistance from outside agencies (other police departments)
- child abductions by parents / strangers.
At the end of each year, cases outstanding (not resolved) usually number from five to a dozen, depending on the circumstances of the disappearance. Most, if not all, unsolved cases are adults.
View the Vancouver Police Department’s database for missing persons cases not yet solved.