The UK has a proud history to providing refuge to those who need our protection. Information on the number of asylum claims, subsequent grants of asylum and humanitarian protection, irrespective of whether the individual was detained, is available in table as_01 of the latest release of the ‘Immigration Statistics, October to December 2017’. This is available on the Home Office website at; https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/immigration-statistics-october-to-december-2017-data-tables
Information on people entering detention in 2017 is available in table dt_01 of the detention tables in the latest release of ‘Immigration Statistics, October to December 2017’, available from the Home Office website at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/681703/detention-oct-dec-2017-tables.ods. The table shows the figures broken down by those people who had claimed asylum at some point.
Detention is used as an appropriate measure of immigration control however the number of people granted asylum or humanitarian protection after being detained is not currently published and would require a manual check of each record.