Immigrants make up 9.2 percent of British population, according to new figures released by OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development).
It stated that UK was home to over 5.95 million foreign nationals, a rise from the 5.6 million recorded in 2016.
The number of immigrants living in the United Kingdom almost rose by 100 percent after eight Eastern European countries joined the European Union in 2004. At that time, foreigners accounted for close to five percent of the UK population when compared to 9.2 percent in 2017.
The numbers have increased notwithstanding the promise of Theresa May, UK Prime Minister, to reduce net migration to fewer than 100,000 persons per year.
Although May was home secretary in 2015, during that period, more than 189,000 foreign nationals from non-EU nations and 184,000 passport-holders of EU migrated to the UK.
About two out of three EU immigrants in 2014 came from Bulgaria and Romania, whose nationals make up 58,000 when compared to 80,000 from other EU members.
In 2015, most citizens from one country living in Britain were Poles (916,000). In the same year, Indians (362,000) were the second largest migrant group, followed by Irish (332,000)
Despite the fact that most of the immigrants entered the UK legally, the number of migrants committing crimes increased, causing a headache to the law enforcement authorities of Britain.
About 65,154 migrants were convicted for violating various migration laws in 2016.
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