Asylum decisions (UK figures)

These are the latest complete year statistics from 2013 for the UK as a whole. Separate figures are not provided for Scotland.

  • 17,647 initial decisions were made in 2013, an increase of 5 percent compared with 2012
  • 37 percent of applications were granted at initial decision. Granted includes grants of asylum, humanitarian protection, discretionary leave, leave to remain under family life rules and leave to remain under private life rules
  • 63 percent were refused following their initial application for asylum

Source: Home Office Immigration and Asylum Statistics.