January 31, 2013 — OTTAWA —The RCMP’s National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR) is pleased to announce the launch of a new national website.
The NCMPUR website, located at www.canadasmissing.ca, is Canada’s first national website designed to engage the public in reporting tips and information related to ongoing cases. The site is a key component of the federal government’s commitment to the Canadian public to help identify remains and bring the missing home.
“This website gives the public a chance to make a difference in finding some of Canada’s missing. Each person who takes the time to visit canadasmissing.ca could help bring a loved one home to their family,” said the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety.
“Canadasmissing.ca provides law enforcement, medical examiners and chief coroners with a powerful tool in resolving missing persons and unidentified remains cases and gives the public an easy-to-use access point to ensure that relevant information is received by investigators,” said RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson.
While in some cases many years have passed since a person has gone missing or human remains have been located, police, medical examiners and chief coroners remain committed to resolving these cases. The participation of the public is often vital in locating missing persons and identifying human remains. Regardless of how old an investigation is or how insignificant a piece of information may seem, a member of the public may have the one key element needed to successfully solve a case.
The website is operated by the RCMP’s National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains. The cases on the new website are a sampling of cases from across Canada. The information contained on canadasmissing.ca is submitted by police officers, medical examiners or chief coroners. Cases may be added to the website at the request of primary investigators. All tips and information received from the public through the website will be relayed to the investigating agency.
To visit the site, please follow the link below.
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Number of kids reported missing in the Province of Quebec: 22 per DAY
Number of kids reported missing in Canada: 67,000 per YEAR
Number of unidentified remains in Canada: 600
Number of missing people in Canada (active cases, still not found): 7,000
Length of Marilyn’s disappearance: 5 YEARS
To this date, there is still no database for missing people and unidentified remains. There are also no statistics available on missing adults in Canada. A centralized repository and resource center should be available for searches by the general public, medical examiners, coroners, law enforcement officials, etc. to help with solving cases.
Update January 2013:
There is finally a centralized database of Canada’s Missing. The National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains (NCMPUR) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is Canada’s national centre that assists law enforcement, medical examiners and chief coroners with missing persons and unidentified remains investigations across the country. The NCMPUR incorporates the existing National Missing Children Operations (NMCO).
211 active cases of missing person. Source: Avisderecherche.tv.
50 active files (24%) included in the new database in Canada. Source: Canada’s missing.
717 active files (a little bit more than 10%) included in the new database in Canada. Source: Canada’s missing.
Unidentified Remains Canada
About 600 active files.
-Only 1 case added to the database from the Province of Quebec.
-156 cases added in other regions.
I am still looking for the official statistics of the year 2012. A recent report indicates that “more than 100,000 people are reported missing each year and most of them are found very quickly. However, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) indicates that about 4800 people were still not found after one year, and that the number of missing persons over a long period continue to increase: about 270 new cases of missing persons are reported each year. Moreover, each year, the human remains of 20 to 30 people are discovered in Canada.”
Source: Coordinating Committee of Senior Officials (Criminal) Missing Women Working Group, Report and Recommendations on Issues Related to the High Number of Murdered and Missing Women in Canada.