How Many Asylum Seekers Are Turned Down?

Negative Decisions on Asylum Applications (persons), 2014 or latest
Society | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 32 countries in 2014, Germany ranked the highest in negative decisions on asylum applications with 56,715 persons followed by France and United Kingdom. On the other end of the scale was Liechtenstein with 10.0 persons, Estonia with 35.0 persons and Slovenia with 50.0 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Negative Decisions on Asylum Applications indicator page.

Negative Decisions on Asylum Applications Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Austria persons ... ... ... ... ... 9,205 11,595 10,320 9,155 11,435 ...
Belgium persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9,445 11,460 12,720 14,735 18,940
Denmark persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 510 855 1,935 2,255 2,985
France persons ... ... ... ... ... 26,610 30,240 32,515 37,600 51,165
Germany persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11,375 17,000 34,855 30,605 41,470
Greece persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 29,525 14,185 3,350 8,490 11,095
Hungary persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 510 1,415 785 740 750
Italy persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10,485 13,950 6,975 16,960 5,255
Netherlands persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,245 9,320 9,575 8,955 8,160
Norway persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,930 10,175 10,160 5,535 5,425
Poland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1,470 4,055 3,910 2,740 1,960
Spain persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,850 4,130 2,175 2,405 2,070
Sweden persons ... ... ... ... ... 21,620 16,825 19,130 17,895 19,115
Switzerland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2,695 4,645 7,200 7,805 12,345
United Kingdom persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16,685 22,695 20,170 15,715 14,150