Reporting a Missing Person
If someone close to you is missing, you should report it to the police. You do not need to wait for 24 hours - you can report it as soon as you know they are missing.
A detective (investigating officer) will investigate the case and the missing person will also be listed on a database, known as the National Bureau for Missing Persons database. This database is a Crime Stop project and police all over the country use it.
This means that police throughout South Africa can be on the lookout for the missing person. Crime Stop often broadcasts missing persons on television so that anybody with information about a missing person can call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.
You can contact the Bureau for Missing Persons to report a missing person on:
Tel: 021 918 3512 / 3449 / 3452
Go to your nearest police station and report that the person is missing as soon as you know they are missing.
A detective will then be put on the case. You should make sure that you have the name and contact details of the detective, and keep in contact with them. You should give that detective any new information about the missing person that you get after you have reported the case.
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