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269 people who have gone missing in the past 10 years have still not been found

Last year saw the highest number of people reported missing (9,969) since 2007.

Families gathered outside Farmleigh House at Missing Persons Day 2015.
Families gathered outside Farmleigh House at Missing Persons Day 2015.
Image: Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie

THERE ARE 269 people who have gone missing in Ireland in the past 10 years who have not yet been found.

In the past two years there has been a huge increase in the number of people who went missing and have not been found.

Some 43 people were classified as ‘outstanding missing persons’ on 10 November this year and 37 people in 2015.

That’s a four fold increase compared to the two years previous, 2014 and 2013, when 10 people were still missing for each of those years.

The below table shows the number of missing people reported to gardaí over the past 10 years, and the number of those who are still currently missing for each year:

MISSING PEOPLE

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Last year saw the highest number of people reported missing (9,969) in the past 10 years.

The lowest number of reports were made in 2009, when 7,749 reports were received. However, that was also the year with the highest number of people not found (45) over the 10 year period.

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