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 from the UK to another EU member state 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) drugs 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, 4,005 people have been extradited from the UK to another EU member state under an EAW. A breakdown per offence is as follows:

Offence Total since 2009
Immigration and Human Trafficking 87
Child Sex Offences 57
Murder 105
Rape 86
Fraud 667
Grievous Bodily Harm 351
Robbery 505
Theft 869
Drug Trafficking 414
Money Laundering 10
Other Offences 854
Total 4,005

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