More than 95 percent of the cases could be closed in the same year. 96 cases emerging in 2011 are still unsolved today, that's some 5 percent of all the reported incidents.
1,357 of the 1,604 files had a happy ending, with the missing person being found alive. However, 151 people turned out to be dead, in most cases as a result of suicide. Figures also show that most missing persons were aged between 18 and 69 years.
Last year, the oldest running case came to a conclusion. It concerned a woman who vanished in the early 80ies. Remains of her body were found in car wreckage at the bottom of the canal between Ghent and Ostend.