Statistics

France

Author

Forum Réfugiés - Cosi

Overview of statistical practice

In France, detailed statistics on asylum applications and first instance decisions are published annually by the Office of Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA) in its activity reports. The latest OFPRA Activity Report is published in May 2016, several months after the end of the reporting year.1 Statistics on the second instance procedure are to be found in the National Court of Asylum (CNDA) annual reports, which are also published several months after the end of their reporting period.2 Following the 2015 asylum reform, the Ministry of Interior established an information system (SI Asile) in 2016, thanks to which provisional data on the year 2016 were made available in January 2017.3 More detailed information is expected to be made available through the SI Asile in the coming years.

 

Applications and granting of protection status at first instance: 2016

 

 

Applicants in 2016

Pending applications in 2016

Refugee status

Subsidiary protection

Rejection

Refugee rate

Subs. Prot. rate

Rejection rate

Total

85,244

44,070

18,555

10,585

58,635

21.1%

12.1%

66.8%

 

Breakdown by countries of origin of the total numbers

 

Sudan

5,868

2,925

2,280

415

3,405

37.4%

6.8%

55.8%

Afghanistan

5,641

3,805

915

2,835

800

20.1%

62.3%

17.6%

 Haiti

4,854

2,910

110

100

3,995

2.6%

2.4%

95%

Albania

4,599

4,390

120

625

4,580

2.3%

11.7%

86%

Syria

3,562

1,795

2,520

2,755

150

46.4%

50.8%

2.8%

DRC

2,549

1,900

1,145

160

3,400

24.3%

3.4%

82.3%

Guinea

 2,334

1,945

585

185

1,415

26.8%

8.5%

64.7%

Bangladesh

2,276

1,560

330

115

3,670

8.1%

2.8%

89.1%

Algeria

1,972

835

165

120

2,570

5.8%

4.2%

90%

China

1,855

565

905

5

1,495

37.6%

0.2%

62.2%

Source: Ministry of Interior, provisional data, January 2017: https://goo.gl/udIUNz; Eurostat (rounded) for pending applications and first instance decisions.

 

Comparison between first instance and appeal decision rates: 2016

 

First instance

Appeal

 

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Total number of decisions

70,052

-

42,968

-

Positive decisions

27,379

39%

8,523

19.8%

  • Refugee status

19,834

28.3%

6,517

15.1%

  • Subsidiary protection

7,545

10.7%

2,006

4.7%

Negative decisions

42,673

61%

34,445

80.2%

Source: Ministry of Interior, provisional data, January 2017: /sites/default/files/resources/les-demandes-d_asile-en-2016_16_janvier-2017.pdf.

About AIDA

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention and content of international protection across 20 countries.