Illegal Entry (2154_18)

Request

For the calendar years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and to date (25th Feb 2018) how many people have been arrested by your force on suspicion of entering the UK without leave (illegal entry) and how many were arrested for assisting illegal entry to the UK? (facilitation).

 

Specifically I am after offences listed under Section 24 of the Act that refer to “Illegal entry” and are CJS Codes IM71013, IM71088, IM71001, IM71005, IM71002, IM71006, IM71004, IM71087, and IM71003 and offences listed under Section 25 of the Immigration Act that refer to “facilitation” and are CJS Codes IM71104C, IM71104 for assisting unlawful immigration to member states, IM71105 for helping asylum-seekers to enter the UK and IM71107 and IM71106 for assisting entry to the UK in breach of deportation or exclusion order.

Response

Please find attached our response

 

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 usedAttachments

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