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canada download: The decisions indicate where each asylum seeker comes from, why they said they had to flee their homeland and whether their bid to stay in Canada was successful, according to CBC. Gender persecution the top reason women seek asylum in Canada Download the raw data and see CBC's full analysis here The acceptance rate increased significantly in the past five years, to 70 per cent in the first nine months of 2017, up from 44 per cent in 2013. CBC obtained almost 90,000 asylum claim decisions made by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada between January 2013 and September 2017. The last time acceptance rates were this high was in 1991. Many asylum seekers say they were forced to flee criminals or gangs. When asked what's behind the increase, IRB spokeswoman Melissa Anderson said each refugee claim is reviewed on its own merits and decided on the basis of the facts and evidence presented. ( As reported in the news.