Eurostat Asylum statistics 2018

Eurostat presents recent developments in relation to numbers of asylum applicants and decisions on asylum applications in the European Union (EU).

This latest figure for 2018 marked a decrease of 74 thousand first-time applicants across the EU-28 in comparison with the year before, as the number of first-time applicants fell from 655 thousand in 2017 to 581 thousand in 2018.

Almost four in five (79 %) of the first-time asylum seekers in the EU-28 in 2018 were less than 35 years old. The distribution of first-time asylum applicants by sex shows that more men than women were seeking asylum.

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Source: Eurostat