National Crime Squad

Home Department written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) arrests were made and (b) convictions were secured by the National Crime Squad in each year since 1998, broken down by offence.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

holding answer 22 March 2007

The data available are for the four NCS threat areas, as shown in the following table. The data between 1998-89 and 2001-02 are not complete.

National crime squad—performance data
1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06
Arrests
Class A drug trafficking 450 512 570 674 629 562
Organised immigration crime 0 31 98 115 147 188
Hi-tech crime 0 29 28 55 54 45
Other crime 488 306 200 92 157 129
(a) Total number of arrests 1,027 854 938 878 896 936 987 924
Charged and prosecuted
Class A drug trafficking 402 445 417 380
Organised immigration crime 44 40 71 43
Hi-tech crime 28 37 29 16
Other crime 117 47 74 81
Total number charged and prosecuted 685 583 577 585 591 569 591 520
Convictions
Class A drug trafficking 293 238 219 309
Organised immigration crime 6 19 29 54
Hi-tech crime 0 9 6 14
Other crime 59 69 32 27
(b) Total number of persons convicted 358 335 286 404

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