West Yorkshire Police deals with nearly 5,000 missing person calls every year, 20% of which are considered to be ‘high-risk’. The reasons why people go missing are complex and can be linked to their mental health, emotional or physical abuse, or exploitation. Our aim will be to reduce the number of missing incidents and support those who go missing repeatedly. We need to continue to work together to identify why people go missing and address the root causes. This will not only reduce the risk of harm for the individual, and the impact on their family and friends, but also reduce the demand on our police service and partners.
Missing People Priority Plan
So that we can all understand more about what we are doing together and want to do together to deliver on our priority areas of work we have developed our 'Priority Plans'.
These plans will be refreshed and renewed and are work in progress but we will report on our delivery against these Priority Plans in public facing Community Outcomes Meetings.
We want to demonstrate the difference we are making in our communities but we also want to know what else we could be doing to keep people in West Yorkshire safe and feeling safe.