Friday, 12 February 2010

Schengen statistics: We are looking for...

... things that have been stolen or lost, like
  • 134 255 suspect banknotes;
  • 341 675 blank documents;
  • 348 353 firearms;
  • 25 685 572 identification documents like passports;
  • 3 889 098 cars.
... people, like
  • 28 666 persons wanted for extradition;
  • 736 868 persons who are not supposed to enter the Schengen area;
  • 26 707 missing adults;
  • 25 612 missing minors;
  • 78 869 witnesses, persons summoned to appear before the judicial authorities in connection with criminal proceedings in order to account for acts for which they are being prosecuted, or persons who are to be served with a criminal judgement or a summons to report in order to serve a penalty involving deprivation of liberty;
  • 32 571 persons that are observed because they committed crimes or are a threat to national security;
  • 253 person that need to be observed secretly in order not to jeopardise the goal of the observation.
These statistics are from a Council document summarising the data in the Schengen Information System (SIS) database as of 01 January 2010.*

See also: How many people leave and enter the EU in a week?

*The legal background for this data is the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement (CISA) of 14 June 1985 (Articles 95-100) which can be found in the Schengen acquis.