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Video shows alleged killer running from the scene of Brisbane crash site, where couple lie dying

This is a list of people who disappeared mysteriously post-1970 and of people whose current whereabouts are unknown or whose deaths are not substantiated, except for people who disappeared at sea. Since the 1970s, many individuals around the world have disappeared, whose whereabouts and condition have remained unknown. Many who disappear are eventually declared dead in absentia, but the circumstances and dates of their deaths remain a mystery. Some of these people were possibly subjected to forced disappearance, but in some cases information on their subsequent fates is insufficient.

The global statistical data on missing persons throughout the world from the late 20th and early 21st centuries are unreliable due to a number of factors,[1] including international migration, travel capabilities,[2] and legal protection for individuals who may have chosen to disappear intentionally.[3] According to the International Commission on Missing Persons, "There are few comprehensive and reliable statistics regarding the number of persons who go missing throughout the world as a result of trafficking, drug-related violence, and migration. Even the numbers of persons missing as a result of armed conflict and human-rights abuses, which are more intensively monitored, are difficult to verify, given the reluctance of most states to deal honestly and effectively with this issue."[1]

By the mid-1990s in the United States of America, the number of missing persons cases had grown to nearly 1 million, though this number began to decline in the 2000s.[4] As of 2014, an estimated average of 90,000 in the United States are missing at any given time, with about 60% being adults, and 40% being children;[5] in 2017, the total number of missing person cases was around 650,000.[4] Per a 2017 report, the U.S. states of Oregon, Arizona, and Alaska have the highest numbers of missing-person cases per 100,000 people.[6] In Canada—with a population a little more than one tenth that of the United States—the number of missing-person cases is smaller, but the rate per capita is higher, with an estimated 71,000 reported in 2015.[7] Of these missing Canadians, 88% are found within seven days, while roughly 500 individuals remain missing after a year.[8] In the United Kingdom, it was estimated in 2009 that around 275,000 Britons go missing every year.[9] In some countries, such as Japan, the prevalence of missing persons is not commensurate with the known data, as significant numbers of missing individuals go unreported to authorities.[10]

  1. ^ a b "The Missing". International Commission on Missing Persons. The Hague, Netherlands. Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Red Cross: Over 100,000 missing people is global crisis". China Daily. Associated Press. 30 October 2018. Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.
  3. ^ Butterfield, Fox (21 July 2001). "Missing-Person Cases: A Balancing Act for Police". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Number of NCIC missing person files in the United States from 1990 to 2016". Statista.
  5. ^ Kepple, Kevin; Epstein, Marianne; Grisham, Lori (23 September 2014). "By the numbers: Missing persons in the USA". USA Today. Archived from the original on 21 February 2017.
  6. ^ Huffington Post Staff (6 December 2017). "These Are The States With The Most Open Missing Persons Cases". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Missing persons by the numbers". Niagara Falls Review. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 22 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Missing persons". Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Canada.gov. 15 February 2017. Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.
  9. ^ Randall, David; Walton, Greg (11 October 2009). "The missing: Each year, 275,000 Britons disappear". The Independent.
  10. ^ Hincks, Joseph (2 May 2017). "Do Stressed-Out Japanese Really Stage Elaborate Disappearances? On the Trail of the Johatsu or 'Evaporated People'". Time. Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.