Study Reveals 84 Per Cent of ‘Underage’ Migrants Tested in Sweden Are Adults

The Swedish government has released new figures showing that 84 per cent of migrants tested who claimed to be children were adults.

Sweden Migrants migrant crisisBetween mid-March and late October, the Swedish government had The National Board of Forensic Medicine (Rättsmedicinalverket) carry out a total of 7,858 age assessments to find out if migrants were being truthful about their age.

The tests revealed that 6,628 were likely 18 or older (84%), with a further 112 “possibly” 18 or older, the BBC reports.

However, not ever migrant under suspicion could be examined, due their being missing their wisdom teeth or incapable of undergoing other tests, like MRI scans of knee joints.

The tests to determine the age of migrants who declared themselves to be under 18 began earlier this year in mid-March, and early results from July showed the number of adults to be 86 per cent.

In 2015 and 2016, around 80,000 migrants claiming to be underage entered Sweden. Those who come without parents or guardians are often placed in special homes…

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