THE National Centre for the Missing has announced 454 elderly people have remained missing since 2010.
In that time the centre said is received 176,000 reports of people who could not be found, including 7,000 aged over 65.
Most cases were resolved within the first few hours or days, although a small minority remain unsolved. The rate of people found who went missing between 2012 and 2013 was around 97 per cent, going up to 98 per cent between 2014 and 2015, but reducing to 88 per cent of those who went missing in 2018.
Jaime Cereceda, an official at the Ministry for the Interior, told Spanish media: “The security forces are beginning to collect more data on disappearances in order to have a broader view of the different causes.”