Throughout 2016, the Danish Immigration Service (Udlændingestyrelsen – DIS) has questioned the age of hundreds of asylum seekers who say they are younger than 18.

According to a report in Jyllands-Posten, DIS suspected that roughly 800 asylum seekers were lying about their age and thus asked the University of Copenhagen's Department of Forensic Medicine (Retsmedicinsk Institut) to run tests to verify just how old the asylum seekers really are.

Using X-rays of their teeth and finger bones, the institute concluded that 74 percent of those tested – or around 600 individuals – are actually adults.

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