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Crime: EU Nationals

November 17, 2008

Question written on 17/11/2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many A2 nationals were arrested for crimes connected with automatic teller machines in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007.

Answered by Alan Campbell

The information requested on arrests is not collected centrally.The arrests collection held by the Home Office covers arrests for recorded crime (notifiable offences) only, broken down at a main offence group level, covering categories such as violence against the person, burglary, robbery and drug offences. From these centrally reported data we are not able to identify specific offences from within the main offence groups.The data are also broken down by age group, gender, ethnicity and police force area. Information on the nationality of offenders does not form a part of this collection, therefore data on the number of arrests of A2 nationals (from Romania and Bulgaria) is not available.