Statistics

Italy

Country Report: Statistics Last updated: 03/06/21

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Overview of statistical practice

The Department of Civil Liberties and Immigration of the Ministry of Interior publishes monthly statistical reports on asylum applications and first instance decisions.[1] More detailed statistics are made available by the National Commission for the Right to Asylum (Commissione nazionale per il diritto di asilo, CNDA).

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: year 2020

  Applicants in 2020 Pending at end of 2020 Refugee status Subsidiary protection Rejection Refugee rate Sub. Prot. rate Rejection rate
Total 26,963 33,636 4,924 4,310 34,949 10% 12% 77%
 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Pakistan 5,515 : 298 654 5,185 5% 11% 83%
Nigeria 3,199 : 1,317 180 5,235 19% 3% 76%
Bangladesh 2,745 : 70 57 2,831 2% 2% 95%
El Salvador 1,068 : 454 567 745 26% 32% 42%
Tunisia 1,024 : 34 4 906 4% 0% 95%
Venezuela 834 : 167 711 75 17% 74% 8%
Somalia 764 : 130 242 115 27% 49% 23%
Peru 739 : 106 29 1,155 8% 2% 87%
Gambia 699 : 46 31 1,105 4% 3% 92%
Senegal 696 : 68 37 1,663 4% 2% 92%

 Source: Ministry of Interior, I numeri dell’asilo, available in Italian at: https://bit.ly/2SBSwbm. Statistics on decisions cover the decisions taken throughout the year, regardless of whether they concern applications lodged that year or in previous years. “Rejection” also covers inadmissibility decisions. “Applicants” refers to the total number of applicants, and not only to first-time applicants.

Gender/age breakdown of the total number of applicants: 2020

  Number Percentage
Total number of applicants 26,963 100%
Men 21,238  
Women 5,725  
Children 3,528
Unaccompanied children 520  

Source: Ministry of Interior, available in Italian at: https://bit.ly/2RcZp2y 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2020

Statistics on appeals are not available.

 

 

[1]           Ministry of Interior, I numeri dell’asilo, available in Italian at: https://bit.ly/2SBSwbm

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview 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