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How Person Tracing is Revolutionising the Search for Missing Persons

Millions of people worldwide go missing each year. Some of them are children who have run away from home, while others are adults who have disappeared without a trace. The families and loved ones of these missing people frequently never learn what happened to them, leaving them with a lifetime of unanswered questions. 

The police will take reports of missing people and if the person is vulnerable and deemed ‘high risk’, they will put some resources into finding that person. However, the police won’t always be able to help. Thankfully, private investigators have the time and resources to really investigate a person’s disappearance. Using a variety of methods to locate individuals who have gone missing, from tracking their digital footprint to conducting surveillance on addresses, to conducting interviews with friends and family members.

Ways Person Tracing is Revolutionising the Search For Missing Persons

Person tracing is revolutionising the search for missing people in a number of ways. Here are just a few of the ways we are making a difference.

Rapid Identification

In the past, locating a missing person required a time-consuming process. However, by examining their digital footprint, investigators can swiftly and precisely identify individuals who have vanished using person tracing.

Investigators can ascertain a missing person’s current location and the people they have been in contact with by researching their online activity. The search can be focused on using this information, which will help find the missing person more quickly.

Improved Accuracy

Another advantage of person tracing is its accuracy. By using a variety of data sources, including public records and social media, investigators can build a more complete picture of the missing person’s movements and activities.

This can help investigators to identify patterns of behaviour that may indicate where the person is likely to be located. For example, if a missing person has a history of frequenting a certain location or has recently made purchases in a particular area, investigators may be able to focus their search efforts on that area.

Enhanced Collaboration

Person tracing also facilitates greater collaboration between law enforcement agencies and other organisations involved in the search for missing persons. By sharing information and resources, investigators can pool their expertise and work together more efficiently to find missing persons.

For instance, if it is thought that a missing person has travelled into a different county, investigators can coordinate their search efforts with investigators and surveillance operatives in bordering towns. These organisations can cooperate to find the missing person more quickly by sharing details about the missing person’s last known locations and potential future travel routes.

How Verity Henton Can Help You

Our experienced team of private investigators in London has a solid track record of finding people. Our male and female investigators have the best chances of finding a person. This is because they have access to a vast network of resources.  From tracing missing people to tracking down debtors and locating long-lost relatives, our speciality is finding people in the UK. Please contact us on 020 3916 5917 to talk to us . Or to stay up to date with us, follow us on Instagram.