Nathan Cammish was released in October this year after serving a sentence for robbery but has failed to adhere to his licence conditions and the Probation Service has ordered his return to prison.
He is thought to be in the Filey or Scarborough areas.
Cammish has a history of violence so if you see him, do not approach him and call the police immediately.
Anyone with any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room.
If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Please quote reference number 12190189945.