The Italian Ministry of the Interior revealed statistics showing that Libya ranks second after Tunisia in the number of boats of illegal immigrants sailing to Italy, Italian Nova News Agency has reported.

Nova added that the statistics showed that no less than 12,083 people had left the Tunisian coast since the beginning of this year, an average of more than 170 immigrants per day.

The News Agency pointed out that the same statistics indicated that the number of illegal immigrants leaving Italian coasts toward European countries via the Libyan shores amounted to about 7057 people, a decline that put Tunisia at the top of the list.