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13 percent fewer deportations this year – 391 people sent out of the country in July

Travelling repatriatedTravelling light. Photo: Norway Today Media


The police have deported 2,898 people during the first seven months of the year. In July 391 people were deported from Norway.


The number of so-called forced deportations in the first seven months of the year was 13 percent lower than at the same time last year, when 3,322 people were sent away, reports the Police Immigration Unit (PU) Wednesday.

Of the 2,898 deportees, a third (1,034 corresponds to 36 percent) were for criminal reasons. This is 2 percent less than last year’s seven first months, when 1,269 people were sentenced with penalties.

Of these, every fifth, 19 percent, were from Poland, 14 percent from Romania and 10 percent from Lithuania. Penalties accounted for 91 percent of those who were deported.

Of the 391 people who were deported in July, 131 persons (34 percent) had at least one entry in their criminal record. 315 people were in the category of lost and expelled, 35 in the category of asylum rejection and 41 in the Dublin / Safe third country category.

A total of 17 minors were deported in July. Everyone was with a guard or a close family member.


© NTB scanpix / #Norway Today


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