FOI release

Costs involved in detaining and removing illegal migrants

Costs involved in detaining and removing illegal migrants since 2001, including average cost per migrant and total cost per year.

Documents

UK average cost involved in detaining each illegal immigrant

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FOI release 28426

  1. The average cost involved from finding information about each illegal immigrant until they leave the country forcefully (raiding, detaining, appeals (if any) and removal from UK).

  2. The average cost involved in detaining each illegal immigrant.

  3. The total cost of forceful removals since 2001.

The information was released on 3 October 2013.

Published 8 November 2013