According toareport by Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat, Helsinki police receive over a hundred missing persons reports every year. On an average, around 130–180 people go missing in Helsinki on an annual basis. The equivalent figure for Finland as a whole is approximately one thousand.
Statistically, adult men represent a large majority of these cases. Police have recently taken to posting images, along with a detailed description of the missing person, on social media to recruit the public in their search.