Number of clandestine entries at BCPs to the EU 2009-2018

This statistic shows the total number of individuals detected entering the European Union (EU) by hiding in vehicles at border-crossing points (BCPs) from 2009 to 2018. In 2018, the number of clandestine border-crossings amounted to approximately 2.3 thousand, an increase when compared to previous years.

Clandestine entries at border-crossing points (BCPs) detected in the European Union (EU) from 2009 to 2018*

Number of clandestine entries
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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The source indicates clandestine entries to refer to people hiding in vehicles to avoid border control.

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