Deportations of the last 20 years

Within the last 20 years 269.193 persons were deported from Greece according to the Ministry of Citizen Protection and Public Order. In the period 2001-2012 most of the deportees were Albanians. From 1993-2000 most were Rumanian and 1991-1992 most were Bulgarian.

Analysis according to the years:

1991: 5.975
1992: 7.895
1993: 9.118
1994: 9.626
1995: 9.206
1996: 19.296
1997: 18.093
1998: 12.847
1999: 20.549
2000: 24.253
2001: 13.322
2002: 11.780
2003: 14.993
2004: 15.720
2005: 21.238
2006: 17.650
2007: 17.077
2008: 20.555
2009: 20.342
2010: 17.340
2011: 11.357
2012 (first 10 months): 13.475

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