Mexico Refugee Statistics 1970-2021

Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.
  • Mexico refugee statistics for 2020 was 45,469.00, a 59.45% increase from 2019.
  • Mexico refugee statistics for 2019 was 28,517.00, a 72.52% increase from 2018.
  • Mexico refugee statistics for 2018 was 16,530.00, a 83.81% increase from 2017.
  • Mexico refugee statistics for 2017 was 8,993.00, a 45.56% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Turkey 3,652,362.00
Jordan 3,009,517.00
Lebanon 1,349,955.00
Iran 800,025.00
China 303,410.00
Iraq 270,392.00
Malaysia 129,924.00
Armenia 107,930.00
Ecuador 104,652.00
Algeria 97,671.00
Thailand 96,214.00
South Africa 76,754.00
Venezuela 68,119.00
Brazil 59,147.00
Mexico 45,469.00
Serbia 26,130.00
Bulgaria 21,168.00
Russia 20,325.00
Costa Rica 9,648.00
Bosnia 5,257.00
Peru 4,327.00
Libya 4,184.00
Romania 3,631.00
Namibia 3,588.00
Belarus 2,915.00
Paraguay 1,701.00
Azerbaijan 1,582.00
Nauru 1,084.00
Colombia 997.00
Botswana 637.00
Gabon 482.00
Guatemala 462.00
Kazakhstan 445.00
North Macedonia 314.00
Cuba 232.00
Montenegro 176.00
Dominican Republic 172.00
Albania 115.00
Guyana 33.00
Jamaica 32.00
Belize 29.00
Suriname 24.00
Turkmenistan 20.00
Mauritius 20.00
Fiji 14.00
Grenada 5.00
Mexico Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 45,469.00 59.45%
2019 28,517.00 72.52%
2018 16,530.00 83.81%
2017 8,993.00 45.56%
2016 6,178.00 112.74%
2015 2,904.00 59.56%
2014 1,820.00 0.33%
2013 1,814.00 20.85%
2012 1,501.00 -8.86%
2011 1,647.00 20.75%
2010 1,364.00 12.26%
2009 1,215.00 17.05%
2008 1,038.00 -35.25%
2007 1,603.00 -51.56%
2006 3,309.00 3.02%
2005 3,212.00 -25.92%
2004 4,336.00 -28.54%
2003 6,068.00 -53.15%
2002 12,953.00 -16.17%
2001 15,452.00 -16.26%
2000 18,452.00 -24.70%
1999 24,506.00 -13.23%
1998 28,242.00 -11.44%
1997 31,892.00 -7.74%
1996 34,569.00 -10.71%
1995 38,717.00 -18.24%
1994 47,357.00 -9.75%
1993 52,472.00 -85.46%
1992 360,991.00 0.23%
1991 360,170.00 1.06%
1990 356,400.00 -0.03%
1989 356,507.00 0.03%
1988 356,400.00 101.25%
1987 177,090.00 1.14%
1986 175,100.00 0.06%
1985 175,000.00 0.00%
1984 175,000.00 2.94%
1983 170,000.00 1.34%
1982 167,750.00 11.83%
1981 150,000.00 240.91%
1980 44,000.00 662.56%
1979 5,770.00 15.40%
1978 5,000.00 25.00%
1977 4,000.00 14.29%
1974 3,500.00 -12.50%
1973 4,000.00 33.33%
1972 3,000.00 0.00%
1971 3,000.00 0.00%
1970 3,000.00 0.00%