The Eurodac report also shows that, from a total of 252 559 persons found illegally present in Member States in 2016, 49 % (124 558) had lodged an application in another Member State. This share increased, by comparison to 36 % in 2014 (52 607) and 31 % in 2015 (92 611) (see Figure 2). Furthermore, Germany (31 %), Belgium (15 %), Italy (13 %) and Austria (12.5 %) were the Member States where most persons who were found illegally present in 2016 had already applied for asylum in another Member State. In 2015, those countries were Germany (58 %), Belgium (6 %) and the Czech Republic (6 %).
Figure 2 – Hits related to persons found illegally staying in a Member State who had previously lodged an application in another Member State
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