More than 11,490 people from Spain reported missing from January to May this year

MORE THAN 11,490 people from Spain were reported missing during the first five months of this year, 76 a day on average National Centre of Missing Persons (CND) figures show.

CND data showed 2,163 missing people cases were still active. Figures from the Missing Persons and Unidentified Human Remains (PDyRH) showed there have been 187,554 cases since that system was introduced in 2010.

More than 55 per cent of those were resolved within 72 hours of a person being reported missing. More than one in ten, 11.7 per cent, were resolved after more than 30 days.

There are a total of 13,447 cases still active from the 187,554 total. More than 11,981 of those still missing are men while more than 1,362 are women, with the gender of 104 unknown.

Almost four in every five cases are for children aged between 13 and 17.

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