Asylum applicants reached 81,180 persons in 2014 in Sweden, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 49.6 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, asylum applicants in Sweden reached an all time high of 84,020 persons in 1992 and an all time low of 5,775 persons in 1996. When compared to Sweden's main peers, asylum applicants in Denmark amounted to 14,680 persons, 3,620 persons in Finland and 11,415 persons in Norway in 2014.
Sweden has been ranked 3rd within the group of 33 countries we follow in terms of asylum applicants, 3 places above the position seen 10 years ago.