Arrest Warrants

Home Department written question – answered on 5th September 2013.

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Photo of Julian Huppert Julian Huppert Liberal Democrat, Cambridge

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been extradited to the UK under a European arrest warrant each year since 2004; and how many such extraditions were for offences concerning (a) human trafficking, (b) child sex offences, (c) murder, (d) rape, (e) fraud, (f) grievous bodily harm, (g) robbery, (h) theft, (i) drug smuggling, (j) money laundering and (k) other offences.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper The Minister for Immigration

holding answer 8 July 2013

I have been informed by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) that due to the way data was recorded prior to 1 April 2009, it is not possible to provide details of the offences for European arrest warrants (EAW) prior to this period.

Since 1 April 2009, 507 people have been extradited to the UK from another EU member state under an EAW. A breakdown per offence is as follows:

Offence Total since 2009
Immigration and Human Trafficking 16
Child Sex Offences 63
Murder 44
Rape 27
Fraud 74
Grievous Bodily Harm 34
Robbery 15
Theft 21
Drug Trafficking 105
Money Laundering 11
Other Offences 97
Total 507

(The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) categorise the offences as above. The category “other offences” is used for all crimes that do no fit into any other category).

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