Statistics

Croatia

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 12/01/21

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Overview of statistical practice

 

Asylum statistics for 2019 can be found on the website of the Ministry of Interior.[1]

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2019

 

 

Applicants in 2019

Pending at end 2019

Refugee status

Subsidiary protection

Rejection

Refugee rate

Subs. Prot. rate

Rejection rate

Total

1,400

55

0

265

17%

0%

83%

 

Breakdown by 5 top countries of origin of the total numbers:

 

 

Iraq

310

10

0

15

40%

0%

60%

Afghanistan

250

0

0

20

0%

0%

100%

Syria

185

30

0

5

86%

0%

14%

Iran

170

5

0

25

17%

0%

83%

Algeria

110

0

0

90

0%

0%

100%

                   

Source: Eurostat. The number of rejections includes inadmissibly decisions.

 

The website of the Ministry of Interior further indicates that a total of 1,986 persons expressed their intention to apply for international protection in 2019.[2] According to the latter, the top 6 nationalities represented were Iraq (577), Afghanistan (295), Syria (288), Iran (218), Turkey (132) and Algeria (117). The number of applications for international protection lodged are not available however. It should be noted, however, that the Ministry of interior indicated that a total of 157 persons were granted refugee status (asylum) and that one person was granted subsidiary protection in 2019.

 

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2019

 

 

Number

Percentage

Total number of applicants

1,400

100%

Men

930

66.4%

Women

470

33.6%

Children

Unaccompanied children

Source: Eurostat. According to the Ministry of Interior’s statistics, a total of 70 unaccompanied children expressed their intention to apply for international protection in 2019.

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2019

 

 

First instance

Appeal

Onward appeal

 

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Total number of decisions

27

Positive decisions

158

2

  • Refugee status

157

  • Subsidiary protection

1

Negative decisions

25

Source: Ministry of Interior and Administrative Courts in Zagreb, Rijeka, Split and Osijek; Only in-merit decisions are included.  On top of the 27 in-merit decisions at second instance, it should be noted that one appeal case was dismissed as inadmissible in 2019 and that another appeal was pending at the end of 2019.



[1] Ministry of Interior, Statistics, available in Croatian at: https://bit.ly/33QsFhI.

[2] Ibid.

 

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation