Missing persons

In any given year, between 70,000 and 80,000 people are reported missing to police in Canada. While most are found within seven days, missing persons cases can be extremely stressful for family and loved ones.

Missing persons cases are an operational priority for the RCMP. We've developed a national strategy to:

  • demonstrate accountability
  • develop strong partnerships with other agencies
  • support families of missing persons
  • increase public awareness

Canada's Missing

Help us bring missing people home by viewing profiles of many of Canada's missing and learn how to submit tips.

Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

The health and safety of Indigenous women in our communities is a priority for the RCMP. We are working with our partners (including Indigenous organizations) to bring about change.

National Missing Persons DNA Program

This national program uses DNA analysis to help further investigations of missing persons and unidentified human remains.

A Family's Guide to the National Missing Persons DNA Program

A guide that provides you with general information about the program and the role that DNA might have in the investigation of a missing person.

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