Foreigners Begging (5157_14)


1) A breakdown of the number and nationality of people arrested for begging for each of the last five financial years, ie 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14.


2) In relation to the above, please also identify the number who were homeless for each category, ie UK 50 arrests, 15 homeless. In terms of recording, it is perhaps likely these are recorded as ‘No Fixed Abode’.


3) Please provide a breakdown for each year of the outcome/disposal for the arrests, ie

number charged, cautioned, no further action or any other recorded outcome. Ideally these should also be linked to the number for each nationality, ie UK 50 arrests, 15 homeless, 20 charged, 20 cautioned, 10 no further action.



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