Detention Duration Statistics

Detention duration statistics provide insights into the typical amount of time individuals are held in custody before being released or charged.

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"The median duration of detention for children in the U.S. immigration system was 8 days according to a 2019 study."

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"Between 2016 and 2018, the average detention duration grew from 44.1 to 57.6 days."

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"In Australia, the average duration of detention for asylum seekers is 564 days."

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"In the UK, the average number of days a person spent in immigration detention in 2020 was 28.1 days."

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"5% of people detained for immigration reasons in the U.S. have been there for more than a year."

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"In 2018, the longest detention recorded in the U.S. was 6.4 years."

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"According to the 2018 OIG report, the average number of days ICE incarcerated immigrants before removal was 37.5 days."

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"Roughly half of the people detained for immigration reasons in the UK in 2019 were held for less than a month."

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"According to 2019 data, 31% of people in ICE detention had been there for over 60 days."

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"In 2019, ICE held detainees for an average of 55.3 days."

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"In Canada, the average length of detention time is 20 days."

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"In 2017, the majority (60%) of detainees in Australia were detained between 0-12 months."

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"In the first quarter of 2019, average detention duration in Sweden ranged from 29 to 33 days."

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"In 2016, 13% of detainees in U.S. had been in detention for 180 days or more."

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"According to 2018 data, 37% of total detainees in European Union had been detained for less than 2 months."

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