While other countries in Europe struggle with deportations, Switzerland’s statistics office has claimed that the country has deported over 1,000 criminal migrants in 2017.
According to the Swiss Federal Statistical Office, 1,039 foreign criminals were ordered to be deported from the country last year, with the largest number, 348, coming from the Balkans, 20 Minutes reports.
The deportations make up only a fraction of the total number of foreign adults convicted of misdemeanours or felonies under the Swiss Criminal Code (SCC) in 2017.
According to the data, a total of 9,529 foreign nationals without work visas or permanent residency permits were convicted of felonies or misdemeanours in 2017, with the largest group of 1,340 coming from North Africa.
The statistics also show that the majority of North Africans convicted, 705, were males aged 18 to 29 years old.