Migrant crisis in numbers: The real stats behind current Channel crossings


The record for the most migrants to have arrived on UK shores within a single day was set last month.

Here, the Home Office confirmed 1,185 people had made the same journey all within 24 hours of each other.

As the number of migrants attempting to cross the Channel increases so too have the risks that people are willing to take in order to reach the UK.

Tragically, last month saw the deadliest attempted crossing that had ever been recorded, after 27 people lost their lives.

The International Organisation for Migration later confirmed this to be the case since it began collecting data in 2014.



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