General

Sweden

Author

Caritas Sweden

The above statistics cover total number of asylum seekers detained and are dominated by persons with legally enforceable expulsion orders. The number of persons detained because of inability to identify themselves is minimal, whereas the number of Dublin detainees who may still have an appeal pending is a little higher. In practice many Dublin cases abscond before an attempt to remove takes place. There have been no reports of overcrowding in the detention centres. The detention centre in Märsta, near Arlanda airport has the highest rate of use with over 90% of capacity utilised over the year (72% was the national average in 2012).The detention centres in Flen and Gävle are used most frequently if there is insufficient capacity in Märsta.

About AIDA

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a project of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), in partnership with Forum Refugiés-Cosi, the Hungarian Helsinki Committee and the Irish Refugee Coun