July Saw Most Illegal Migrants Since 2016, Most From Pakistan, Algeria & Afghanistan.

By , 16 Aug 2019, 18:30 PM Politics
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STA, 16 August 2019 - July saw the highest number of illegal crossings of the state border in a month since the 2016 migration wave - more than 1,700. During the first seven months of this year the upward trend in such crossings was steeper than last year, according to police.

In July a total of 1,740 illegal crossings were detected, while the police recorded 7,415 in the first seven months, mostly apprehending illegal migrants from Pakistan, Algeria and Afghanistan.

Related: Foreign Nationals in Slovenia, by Country, Region & Continent

Below you will find the charts with the numbers of illegal border crossings, including the year, citizenship, period, police department and the number of persons handed over to Slovenia from foreign authorities or vice versa.

The charts also feature the number of international protection requests as well as the number of approved requests and the number of asylum seekers by their accommodation so far.

Number of illegal border crossings in the first half of the year by year

year   number of crossings
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2010        339
2011        419
2012        399
2013        660
2014        384
2015        181
2016        273
2017        754
2018       3635
2019*      5568

*up to 31 July

Source: Police

Number of illegal border crossings in the first seven months of 2018 and 2019 by citizenship

citizenship     number of crossings
                  2018        2019
------------------------------------
Pakistan          1446        1705
Algeria            643        1153
Afghanistan        482         811
Morocco            250         592
Turkey             106         371
Bangladesh          22         521
Iraq               228         364
Iran               271         368
Syria              432         318
Tunisia             60         141
other              819        1071
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total             4759        7415

Source: Police

Number of processed illegal border crossings in the first seven months of 2018 and 2019 by police department

department           number of crossings
                      2018        2019
----------------------------------------
Koper                 2032        2807
Novo Mesto            1978        1918
Ljubljana              225        1556
Maribor                355         676
Celje                   52         134
Murska Sobota           98         176
other                   18         148

Source: Police

Number of illegal border crossings and international protection requests in 2018 and in the first seven months of 2019 by month

         number of crossings    number of requests
month         2018     2019        2018     2019
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January         246     319         172      205
February        210     328         223      216
March           207    1079         129      356
April           644    1381         274      334
May            1286    1298         365      404
June           1040    1270         267      287
July           1114    1740         287      387
August         1152                 381
September       999                 256
October        1270                 201
November        717                 170
December        357                 150
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total 1-6      3633    7415         1430     2189

Source: Interior Ministry, Police

Number of persons returned to the Slovenian authorities and to foreign authorities in the first seven months of 2018 and 2019

            returned to Slovenian	 returned to foreign
         authorities      	    authorities

country        2018     2019            2018     2019
---------------------------------------------------------------

Italy          193     184               39       55
Austria         15      53                8        8
Croatia          6      15             1715     4827
Hungary         12       1                2        0
airports        94     163               20       18
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total          320     416             1784     4908

Source: Police

Number of international protection requests in 2018 and in the first half of 2019 as well as their status

status                                  number
                                     2018     2019
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total number of requests             2875     1802
requests to repeat the procedure       40       13
repeated procedures                    27       30
closed cases                         2886     1762
approved status                       102       40
rejected applications                 135       54
halting of procedure                 2372     1535
discarded applications                277      133
resettlement                           40        0
relocation                             21        0

Source: Interior Ministry

Number of asylum seekers and persons with international protection and their accommodation up to today

Asylum seekers

accommodation                            number

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Asylum Centre                            182
Kotnikova Street, Ljubljana               79
Logatec                                   23
dispersed                                 33
other                                     29
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total                                    346

Persons with international protection

accommodation                            number
-----------------------------------------------
Ljubljana Integration House                 0
Maribor Integration House                  25
Government-approved flats                  18
Asylum Centre                               1
Kotnikova Street, Ljubljana                 1
Logatec                                     0
Student homes                              14
Private accommodation                     506
abroad                                    115
-----------------------------------------------
total                                     680

Source: The Government Office for the Support and Integration of Migrants

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