Missing Persons

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.