Successful EU Most Wanted Fugitives Campaign 2022
With 14 cases of fugitive criminals solved, the 2022 campaign of the Europe’s Most Wanted Fugitives website marked its most successful year since 2019. The website, launched in 2016, provides profiles of fugitives and the possibility to send a (anonymous) message to the ENFAST teams to help find them. Since the website's start, 392 profiles of fugitives have been listed and 136 of them have been arrested, with 49 of those arrests being directly linked to publication of the fugitive profile on the website. The European Network of Fugitive Active Search Teams (ENFAST) used social media and billboards in Brussels and Barcelona to increase public awareness of the campaign. A far-reaching communication campaign by Europol also helped make the 2022 campaign so successful.