Home Department written question – answered on 6th January 2014.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been listed as an immigration or asylum absconder in each of the last five years.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

The number of people listed as an immigration or asylum absconder in each of the last six years can be found in the following table.

Breach year Total
2008 11,567
2009 11,430
2010 9,783
2011 9,585
2012 5,240
2013 3,192
Grand total 50,797
Notes: 1. The data relates to the number of people whom absconded by calendar year. 2. Many of these people have subsequently been encountered and are no longer absconders. 3. People may have absconded more than once. 4. An asylum/non-asylum breakdown is not possible within this time frame. 5. The figures provided are sourced from a Home Office management information system which is not quality assured under National Statistics protocols and is subject to change due to internal data quality checking. Figures provided from this source do not constitute part of National Statistics and should be treated as provisional.

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