Missing Persons Information

Missing Persons Search

ACIC has dedicated a portion of this webpage for the posting of information and photographs of missing persons.

No circumstance has a more devastating effect on a family than the unknown whereabouts of a loved one. Immediately making identification information available to the public has proven effective in helping to locate missing children as well as missing adults. The majority of law enforcement officials consider photographs to be the most important tool in missing person cases.

There is no required waiting period to report a missing person. Law enforcement agencies should be contacted without delay. This is extremely important in cases involving a possible abduction, suspected foul play or an at-risk situation.

With this missing persons service, law enforcement agencies will be able to forward missing persons information to ACIC and have it displayed in a public forum available to anyone around the world who has access to the Internet.

Attention Law Enforcement Agencies:

It is our desire to assist law enforcement in their efforts to identify, locate and recover missing persons so they may be returned to their families.

Law enforcement agencies desiring to post a photograph and event information of a missing person should contact Billy Clinton at 501-682-7409, Monday through Friday, 0730-1600 hours or email her at bclinton@acic.arkansas.gov.

A copy of the agency's Missing Person Report and a clear photograph will be required with an agency case number. The report and photograph can be sent via regular mail or the report can be faxed and the photograph sent regular mail or e-mailed as a .jpg file to ACIC.

We realize that bringing missing person information to the public's attention increases the opportunity for identification and recovery of the individual. Information received will be posted to our website as soon as possible.

This service is available for Arkansas missing persons or persons from other states suspected of being in Arkansas.

NCIC Missing Person File

There is no waiting period before a person can be entered into the NCIC Missing Person File. Arkansas law requires all missing persons to be entered immediately.

The National Crime Information Center's (NCIC's) Missing Person File was implemented in 1975. Records in the Missing Person File are retained indefinitely or until the individual is located or the record is canceled by the entering agency.

Missing Person Entry Categories

All missing persons must be classified into one of the following categories:

  • Juvenile - Entry of a person under the age of 21 who is missing and does not meet any of the entry criteria set forth in the other categories.
  • Endangered - Entry of a person of any age who is missing under circumstances indicating that his/her physical safety may be in danger.
  • Involuntary - Entry of a person of any age who is missing under circumstances indicating that the disappearance may not have been voluntary, i.e., abduction or kidnapping.
  • Disability - A person of any age who is missing and under proven physical/mental disability or is senile, thereby subjecting him/herself or others to personal and immediate danger.
  • Catastrophe Victim - A person of any age who is missing after a catastrophe.
  • Other - A person over the age of 21 not meeting the criteria for entry in any category who is missing and for whom there is a reasonable concern for his/her safety.

Missing Person Statistics

October 2014 Missing Person Statistics - PDF

NCIC Unidentified Person File

NCIC's Unidentified Person File came online in 1983. Records are retained indefinitely, unless removed by the entering agency

*While use of the Unidentified Person File is increasing, it is not yet mandated by law to make entries into this file.

Unidentified Person Entry Categories

  • Deceased - A person who is no longer living for whom the identity cannot be ascertained. This category also includes body parts when a body has been dismembered.
  • Catastrophe Victim - A person who is a victim of a catastrophe for whom the identity cannot be ascertained or body parts when a body has been dismembered as the result of a catastrophe.
  • Living - A person who is living and unable to ascertain his/her identity, e.g., amnesia victim, infant, etc. The information on unidentified living persons should only be included if the person gives his/her consent or if they are physically or mentally unable to give consent.

Unidentified Person File Statistics

As of October 1, 2014, 78 unidentified person records were in the NCIC Unidentified Person file for Arkansas.

ACIC Contact Information

The Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) receives monthly NCIC reports concerning the Missing and Unidentified Person files. The Missing Person Active/Expired Analysis and the Unidentified Person Active/Expired Analysis reports are available upon request.

The monthly statistics are calculated to address the most frequently requested inquiries. Archive statistics are available upon request.

If you have any questions, or need further assistance, please contact, Billy Clinton, Arkansas Crime Information Center, Operations Manager at 501-682-7409 or email at bclinton@acic.arkansas.gov.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​