Immigrants: Detainees:Written question - HL7288

Asked on: 25 April 2018
Home Office
Immigrants: Detainees
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were detained for immigration purposes in (1) 2010, (2) 2015, (3) 2016, and (4) 2017.
Answered on: 10 May 2018

Information on the number of people entering detention is available in tables dt_01 and dt_01_q of the detention tables in the latest release of ‘Immigration Statistics, October to December 2017’, available from the website at: and are also attached.

The number of people entering the detention estate, detained solely under Immigration Act powers, was 25,904 in 2010, 32,447 in 2015, 28,903 in 2016 and 27,331 in 2017.

Share this page