The 2016 Eurodac report shows that out of 1 018 074 asylum applicants recorded in Eurodac in 2016, 30 % (307 421) had already made a previous application in another Member State. Compared with previous years, the ratio of multiple asylum applications increased from 27 % in 2014 (137 737) and 22 % in 2015 (273 701) (see Figure 1). The 2016 report also shows that 48 % of those hits were in Germany, followed by France (12 %) and Italy (8 %). In 2015, the highest number of hits were registered in Germany (43 %), followed by Sweden (8 %) and Hungary (8 %).
Figure 1 – Hits related to applicants for international protection who have previously lodged an application in another Member State
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