Number of illegal sea border-crossings detected in the European Union (EU) in 2017, by country of origin (in 1,000 people)

Illegal sea border-crossing to the EU 2017, by country of origin This statistic shows the total number of individuals illegally crossing sea borders to the European Union (EU) in 2017, by country of origin. In 2017, almost 18.3 thousand Nigerians were detected illegally crossing sea borders to reach the EU.
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Number of border-crossings in thousands
Nigeria18.26
Syria16.33
Cote d'Ivoire12.76
Guinea12.16
Morocco11.3
Bangladesh9.12
Iraq8.4
Gambia8.22
Mali7.68
Eritrea7.27
Number of border-crossings in thousands
Nigeria18.26
Syria16.33
Cote d'Ivoire12.76
Guinea12.16
Morocco11.3
Bangladesh9.12
Iraq8.4
Gambia8.22
Mali7.68
Eritrea7.27
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This statistic shows the total number of individuals illegally crossing sea borders to the European Union (EU) in 2017, by country of origin. In 2017, almost 18.3 thousand Nigerians were detected illegally crossing sea borders to reach the EU.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
EU
Survey time period
2017

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