In Berlin and Brandenburg, 101 children under the age of 14 are currently missing. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) announced this on Tuesday in Wiesbaden on request.

Across Germany, the number of missing children was more than 1,600.

In the currently unsolved cases, in addition to long-term escapees, child abductions and unaccompanied refugee children who have disappeared from their accommodation are also recorded. Overall, the proportion of children’s fates that cannot be clarified even after a long time is very small.

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According to the information, there are various reasons for the disappearance of children and young people. These include, for example, problems at school or with parents as well as lovesickness. Or parents fought over custody. The numbers could vary daily.

According to BKA information, an average of around 15,700 children and young people have been reported missing over the course of the year.