Another post, shamelessly ripped off Andrea at Asylum Matters
Q2 2017 Asylum Stats
The immigration statistics for April to June 2017 have been released today. Key asylum figures are below and you can find the data tables here.
- In Q2, there were 6,172 asylum applications, compared with 6,516 in Q1.
- In the last year (Q3 2016 – Q2 2017) there were 27,316 asylum applications, compared with 36,546 in the previous year (Q3 2015 – Q2 2016). This represents a decrease of 25%.
- There were 4,883 initial decisions in Q2 of which 32% were grants of asylum (1,541) and 1% were grants of HP/ DL (38). This compares to 5,953 initial decisions in Q1 of which 31% were grants of asylum (1,825) and 1% were grants of HP/ DL (48).
- In the last year, there were 22,982 initial decisions of which 29% were grants of asylum (6,745) and 1% were grants of HP/ DL (288). This compares to 26,270 initial decisions in the previous year, of which 33% were grants of asylum (8,589) and 1% were grants of HP/ DL (254).
- There were 20,889 cases pending initial at the end of Q2 (of which 10,033 were more than 6 months old. This compares with 20,442 cases pending initial decision at the end of Q1 (of which 8,679 were more than 6 months old).
- In Q2 there were 2,418 appeals received and 3,445 appeals determined, of which 34% were allowed (1,175). This compares to Q1, when 2,590 appeals were received and 5,205 were determined with 35% allowed (1,806).
- In the last year 11,182 appeals were received and 16,264 appeals were determined of which 36% were allowed (5,815). This compares to 12,547 appeals received in the previous year and 9,579 determined of which 42% were allowed (4,066).
- At the end of Q2 there were 38,954 asylum-seekers on section 95 support (2,827 subsistence only and 36,127 in dispersed accommodation). This compares to Q1, when 39,365 asylum-seekers were on section 95 support (2,861 subsistence only, 36,504 in dispersed accommodation).
- At the end of Q2, there were 2,493 receiving section 4 support, compared to 2,462 in Q1.
- At the end of Q2 there were 147 people resettled via the Gateway Protection Programme, 7 via the Mandate Scheme and 1,228 via the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. This compares to 245 via Gateway, 15 via Mandate, and 1,601 via VPR in Q1.