Birmingham Airport (5204_14)

Request

How many of the offences below, if any, were recorded per year at Birmingham airport during the periods specified below?

  1. How many accusedwere charged for these offences?
  2. How many were convicted?
  3. If you have the nationalitiesof the accused and/or convicted, it would be excellent if you could provide this as well.

A : Since 21 January 2011 to now 

  • Section 4 Identity Documents Act 2010 possessing or controlling identity documents with intent (61/38)
  • Section 6 Identity Documents Act 2010 possessing or controlling a false or improperly obtained or another person’s identity document  (61/40)

B: Between 7 July 2006 and 20 January 2011 

  • Section 25 (1), (2) and (6) Identity Cards Act 2006 with intent knowingly or falsely or improperly obtaining another’s ID document (61/34)
  • Section 25(5) and (7) possessing or controlling a false or improperly obtained ID card or which relates to another or apparatus etc for making false ID cards (61/36)

C: Between 1990 and 7 July 2006 (If your records do not go back that far, I am interested in as far back as they do go). 

  • Section 5  Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 possess false instrument or materials to make false instrument (61/23)

D: Since 22 September 2004 to now

  • Section 2 (1) and (9) Immigration and Asylum (Treatment of Claimants etc) Act 2004 being unable to produce an immigration document at a leave or asylum interview in respect of himself (78/17)
  • Section 2(2) and (9) being unable to produce an immigration document at a leave or asylum interview in respect of a dependent child (78/18)
  • Section 35 (1), (3) and (4) Immigration and Asylum (Treatment of Claimants etc) Act 2004 failure to comply with a requirement to take specified action as the Secretary of State required (78/23)

E: Since 10 February 2003

  • Section 25A Immigration Act 1971 helping asylum seeker to enter the UK (78/11)
  • Section 25B Immigration Act 1971 assisting entry to UK in breach of deportation or exclusion order (78/12)

F: Since 14 February 2000

  • Section 24A, Immigration Act 1971 (78/04)

H: Since 1990 to now (If your records do not go back that far, I am interested in as far back as they do go).

Immigration Act 1971 offences:

  • Section 24(1)(a) Non-citizen entering UK in breach of deportation order (194/01)
  • Section 24(1)(a) Non-citizen entering UK without leave (194/02)
  • Section 24(1)(b)(i) Non-citizen having only a limited leave remaining in UK beyond the time limit (194/03)
  • Section 24(1)(c)  Non-citizen who enters UK as crew of ship/aircraft and required to leave on ship/aircraft remains in UK beyond time allowed (194/05)
  • Section 24(1)(f) non-citizen disembarking in UK from ship/aircraft after being placed on board with view to removal from UK (194/08)
  • Section 25 Assisting unlawful immigration to member state (78/10. It was 194/11 and 194/12 and also replaces 78/01, 78/02 and 78/03))
  • Section 26(1)(b) refusing or failing without reasonable excuse to produce documents or information to immigration officer or medical officer (194/15)
  • Section 26(1)(c) making false statements return or representation to an immigration officer (194/16)
  • Section 26(1)(d) without authority altering any certificate of entitlement, entry clearance work permit or other document made under or for the purpose of IA 1971 (194/17)
  • Section 26(1)(d) having possession of any passport, certificate of entitlement, entry clearance, work permit or other document made under or for the purpose of the IA 1971 which is known or reasonably believed to be false (194/18).
  • Sections 1 and 2  Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 other forgery or copying of false instrument (61/21)
  • Sections 3 and 4  Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981 using a false instrument or a copy of a false instrument (61/22)
  • Section 1(1) Criminal Attempts Act 1981 attempting to obtain services by deception [obtaining services by deception is an offence under Section 1 Theft Act 1978 and therefore HO Code is: 53/23]

Response

Please find attached our response.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution. Comparing numbers of crimes can be misleading and does not necessarily indicate the likelihood of someone being a victim of crime. In addition, the number of incidents/crimes recorded in an area over a period of time can be influenced by a number of factors. Consequently statistics on incidents/crimes for one period may not necessarily be a good indicator of future incidents in that area.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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