Quick Facts: Spain

Number of Dedicated Long-Term Immigration Detention Centres: 7 (2012)

Number of Criminal Facilities used for immigration detention: 0 (2012)

Number of Ad Hoc Facilities used for immigration detention: 3 (2012)

Number of Transit Detention Facilities: N/A (2012)

Total estimated immigration detention capacity: unknown (March 2012)

Total estimated capacity of long-term facilities: 2,548 (2012)

Number of immigration detainees: 13,241 (2011)

Number of minors detained: unknown (2012)

Number of asylum seekers detained: unknown (2012)

Maximum length of detention in law: 60 days (2012)

Maximum length of detention in practice: unknown (2012)

Average length of detention: 18 days (2011)

Number of persons expelled: 11,358 (2011)

Estimated undocumented population: 400,000-700,000 (2012)

Number of asylum claims: 2,670 (2011)

Number of international migrants: 5,700,000 (2011)

International migrants as a percentage of total population: 14 (2010)

Immigration detainees as a percentage of total international migrant population: 0.23 (2011)



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