Deportation: Offenders

Home Department written question – answered on 2nd April 2014.

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Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deportations of foreign national offenders there were in each year since 2010.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The following table provides the total number of foreign national offenders removed in each year from 2010 to 2013.

Removals of foreign national offenders, 2010 to 2013
  Number of foreign national offenders removed
2010 5,342
2011 4,649
2012 4,765
2013 4,667
Source: able rv_07_q, Removals and voluntary departures Data Tables Volume 2, ‘Immigration Statistics: October—December 2013’

Deportations are a specific subset of removals which are enforced either following a criminal conviction or when it is judged that a person's removal from the UK is conducive to the public good. The deportation order prohibits the person returning to the UK until such time as it may be revoked. Most foreign national offenders are removed via deportation or the Home Office enforces their departure to ensure they leave the UK.

The Home Office publishes quarterly and annual statistics on the number of persons removed or departed voluntarily from the UK within Immigration Statistics. Quarterly data on removals of foreign national offenders are available in the latest release, ‘Immigration Statistics: October—December 2013’, table rv_07_q, from the Library of the House and from the Home Office Science website at:

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