October: 3.5 thousand asylum seekers and relatives

Around 3.5 thousand asylum seekers and following family members were registered in the Netherlands in October 2016. The total is nearly 500 higher than September. Compared to the same month in 2015, it is down by over 8 thousand, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports.

In October, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND) registered almost 2 thousand first asylum requests and 1.6 thousand following family members. Among first-time applicants, the largest groups were from Morocco (390) and Algeria (270). The Dutch government has designated these two countries as safe countries of origin. Other countries of origin in October were Eritrea (190 asylum seekers) and Syria (140). Most following family members by far were from Syria (1.2 thousand).

First-time asylum seekers and following relatives
First-time asylum seekers and following relatives
 Following relativesFirst asylum requests
2015 J0.70.895
2015 F0.580.735
2015 M0.5550.805
2015 A0.571.14
2015 M0.9952.25
2015 J1.2452.925
2015 J1.6452.98
2015 A1.615.33
2015 S1.976.435
2015 O1.749.98
2015 N1.0656.24
2015 D1.1753.38
2016 J0.792.55
2016 F0.691.775
2016 M0.441.235
2016 A0.40.925
2016 M0.440.99
2016 J0.461.02
2016 J0.661.425
2016 A0.711.675
2016 S1.2251.805
2016 O1.551.955

Nearly 23 thousand asylum applicants and following relatives so far this year

Between January and October 2016, altogether 22.7 thousand asylum seekers and following relatives were registered. This number is slighly lower than in the same period in 2014 (23.1 thousand). In the period January to October of last year, a total of 45.1 thousand registered in the Netherlands.

Asylum applicants and following relatives (2016, Jan-Oct)
Asylum applicants and following relatives (2016, Jan-Oct)
 Series 0
19855.645
"865.865
"8713.46
"887.485
"8913.9
"9021.21
"9121.615
"9220.345
"9335.4
"9452.575
"9529.26
"9622.855
"9734.445
"9845.215
"9939.305
"0043.56
"0132.58
"0218.665
"0313.4
"049.78
"0512.345
"0614.465
"077.435
"0813.405
"0914.905
"1013.335
"1111.59
"129.715
"1313.47
"1427.165
"1556.94
"16 Jan-Oct22.72

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