Research and information

A collection of current knowledge about the issue of missing as well as our research reports, projects, collaborations and events.  

Understanding the reasons why people go missing and the impact on families left behind enables Missing People and our partners to provide better services.

Missing People’s research team conducts research and evaluation projects on a range of topics, and seeks to share the findings through these web pages. 

The Policy and Research team also provides a hub of information about missing, advocates for change through campaigns and policy work, and monitors and evaluates the charity's impact.

Missing News

The Policy and Research team circulates a regular newsletter, Missing News, containing up to date information about research, policy, events and sector developments. To sign up to Missing News, or to read previous editions, click here.

Research into the links between missing and related social issues.            

Missing and mental health (2015)

An overview of the research linking the issues of mental health and missing. Click here or on the title above to download the Information Sheet as a PDF.

You might also wish to consult this research presentation about this topic: Missing persons and mental health (2013).

Missing and Crime (2014)

An overview of the links between missing and crime. This information sheet looks at the influence of crime on the reasons people are missing and involvement in crime whilst people are missing, examining both victimisation and participation in criminal activity. Click here or on the title above to download the Information Sheet as a PDF.

Missing and Homelessness (2014)

An overview of research linking homelessness and missing produced jointly between Missing People and Homeless Link. Click here or on the title above to download the Information Sheet as a PDF.

Missing and honour-based violence (2013)

An overview of research linking forced marriage, honour-based violence, and missing. Click here or on the title above to download the Information Sheet as a PDF.

 

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