High number of missing Danes

More go missing in Denmark than in neighbouring countries

July 25th, 2014 11:52 am| by admin

According to Interpol, 30 Danes are currently missing and unaccounted for. That is about three times as many as Germany, and that number includes only those names that have been made public.

The high number of missing Danes on Interpol's public list is striking when compared with all of the neighbouring countries. Sweden has 19 listed, Germany has 11, and Norway has just four missing citizens.

Enhedslisten spokesperson Pernille Skipper wants answers as to why the number of missing Danes is so high.

“There can be many things behind these numbers, but there is a difference and we need to find out the cause,” Skipper told Jyllands-Posten.  She will ask Justice Minister Karen Hækkerup to examine the reasons.

Lost hiker
Danish police rejected the idea that they are inferior to their neighbours at finding missing persons.

“We have no reason to believe that we are worse than other countries at finding people,” police spokesperson Thomas Kristensen told Jyllands-Posten. “Some countries may require more complex case histories before they are allowed to make a public inquiry, so they may not investigate as many cases as we do.”

READ MORE: Unexplained deaths on the increase in Denmark

Per Ravn, a 19-year-old Dane, went missing two years ago while on a hike in northern Sweden. The Swedish police have been in charge of the search, but there has been no sign of the young man who walked off to admire the view and simply vanished.

“It is so unreal,” Per’s mother Yvonne told Jyllands-Posten. “He went on holiday and never returned. It is so hard to understand.”




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