Garda Annual Report – 2006
The Garda Annual Report for 2006 was published today. Every year for the last 7 years I have read the reports with interest particularly in relation to the Statistics for missing persons reports. I have compiled the statistics for the last number of years in the “About.ws” page.
This year’s report does not include detailed statistics as in previous years. This is a pity as the practice of making the detailed statistics available was helpful. It is not clear as to why the practice of publishing detailed statistics on missing persons reports has ceased.
Page 17 of the report states that for the year 2006, 6,811 people were reported missing and by year’s end, 108 remained untraced. As in previous years, the figure continues to rise.