Over 300,000 passports have disappeared in the past ten years

333.431 Danish passports have been lost since 2008. "It is devastating digits and quite seriously, because a passport can open a bank account and do a lot of

Over 300,000 passports have disappeared in the past ten years

333.431 Danish passports have been lost since 2008.

"It is devastating digits and quite seriously, because a passport can open a bank account and do a lot of other things."

How to say Swedish Magnus Ranstorp, there is terrorforsker by Forsvarshøjskolen in Stockholm to DR News.

The new figures from the national Police, as the media have been given access to, which shows the negative development. A development that peaked last year.

In 2018 was 35.917 passports reported lost, and even though 15.504 of them was found again, so think Magnus Ranstorp, that it is alarmingly high numbers.

Also, Hans Jørgen Bonnichsen, who is the operational head of the PET is concerned. He seems to over 330.000 lost passport is a very high figure. There is always a risk that there is a criminal action, he elaborates.

At the national Police is not an explanation of why the number of the lost passport increases. However, they tell that they look very seriously at the cases, there is about lost identity documents. The need for, both in Denmark and internationally via Interpol.

According to DR News is the Police been made aware that there exists a number of cases where there clearly is fraudulent Danish passports.

In one of the cases had the same person reported three passports lost. It was later found out that one of the three passports were used by another person, who tried to get from Germany to Canada.

Peter Skaarup, who is the spokesman of the Danish people's Party, believes that we should look to Sweden, where the passport expires after five years. At the same time, you can only get three new issued during the period.

Justice minister Nick Hækkerup (S) acknowledges that there is a need to do something about the negative developments. He will take the initiative to launch a study that will culminate in a suggestion of how you can stop the development.

"There is also been identified on the various options of good colleagues at the Palace; should you raise the punishment, do it in another way, etc. All that I am willing to look at," he says to DR News.

Updated Date: 08 December 2019, 09:00

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