The Malta Independent 17 August 2019, Saturday

39 persons missing by the end of 2018, almost 800 missing person reports filed

Monday, 21 January 2019, 18:05 Last update: about 8 months ago

At the end of 2018, there were 39 people missing, according to data tabled in Parliament by Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia.

He was answering a parliamentary question from MEP Karol Aquilina regarding how many people had been reported as missing since 2013 till the present day.

798 people were reported missing last year. The majority, 518, were female.

759 were found, whilst 39 were still reported as missing by the end of the year.


382 of those reported as missing during the year were minors. 356 were between the ages of 18 and 59, and 58 were aged 60 and over.

2017 saw the highest number of missing person reports in recent years, with 311 men and 638 women reported missing during that year.

655 were minors, whilst 254 were between the ages 18 and 59 and 38 were 60 years and over, leaving two of those reported missing with unknown age.

Out of the 949, 17 were still reported as missing by the end of the year. 

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