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About Missing Persons

Missing Persons Bureau

The Missing Persons Bureau was established in 1982. The Bureau is staffed by a Sergeant, a Garda and a Civilian.  Its main function is to maintain accurate and up-to-date records on missing persons within the jurisdiction. It also assists District Officers in their investigations of Missing Person Incidents and with the identification of bodies. In the course of its work, the Bureau liaises with international police forces as well as Interpol.  

How do you report a missing person? 

To report a missing person in the case of emergency, contact any Garda Station and provide as much relevant information as possible including:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Height
  • Build
  • Hair colour
  • Date person was last seen 
  • Where person was last seen
  • What person was wearing when last seen
  • Any other relevant personal details or information
  • A recently taken photograph if available

In non-emergency cases members of the public should call to their local Garda Station.  

How can a missing person’s details be included on the Garda Website?  

Requests for missing persons to be placed on the Garda Website are made by the local Superintendent. A recent photograph should be available, and written consent from the family of the missing person obtained before making such request. In cases involving minors (i.e. persons under 18 years) the Superintendent can request that the case be placed on the Missing Kids Website

View Current Missing Persons 

The Missing Persons Bureau can be contacted at:

Missing Persons Bureau
Garda Headquarters
Phoenix Park
Dublin 8
 
D08 HN3X

Tel: +353 1 666 2615
Fax: +353 1 666 2698
E-mail:
missing_persons@garda.ie
 
Missing Person Statistics

 

Year

No. of reports of Missing Persons

No. of Missing Persons outstanding

2017 1/1 – 4/10/17

7,350

61

2016

9,819

19 

2015

9,969

31

2014

9,179

9

2013

7,753

9

2012

8,815

15

2011

8,511

21

2010

8,339

15

2009

7,749

44

2008

7,980

32

2007

7,992

39

2006

6,811

40

2005

5,997

20

2004

5,060

32

2003

3,987

48


Support Services:

Please see the links to support organisations under Victim Support, here.