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Extradition (R012173)

Extradition (R012173)

Thank you for your request dated 22 January 2016 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:


β€œThe number of extradition requests which have been made in the last three years, and which country these were made to.

Could this please be broken down by year, and include the crimes committed/allegedly committed.

The number of people who have actually been extradited to Scotland in the last three years, and which country they came from.

Again, could this please be broken down by year, and include the crimes committed/allegedly committed.”

I attach two tables; one showing the extradition requests made by Scotland from January 2013 – December 2015, broken down by year, the countries they were made to and listing the alleged offences involved.

The second table provides information on the number of individuals returned to Scotland pursuant to Extradition requests from January 2013 – December 2015, again broken down by year, the countries the individuals were returned from and a list of the alleged offences involved.

Requests for extradition are made by COPFS working with Police Service of Scotland and the National Crime Agency and partners outwith the United Kingdom, where it is believed the accused may be located. The execution of such requests are matters for the authorities of states where the accused is located.

 

 

Extradition requests made by Scotland from January 2013- December 2015

 

Year

Number of requests made

List of Countries

Types of Offences

2013

19

Ireland

Australia

Spain

Turkey

Netherlands

Romania

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Lithuania

Kenya

Europe

Sexual Offences

Murder

Assaults

Robbery

Fraud Offences

Drugs Offences

Money Laundering Offences



2014

17

Spain

Ireland

Poland

Europe

Norway

Portugal

USA

Italy

India

Netherlands

Romania

UAE

Sexual Offences

Drugs Offences Culpable Homicide Assault

Stalking

Abduction

Money laundering offences

Perverting the Course of Justice

Fraud Offences



2015

18

Netherlands

Philippines

Spain

India

Denmark

Greece

Slovakia

UAE

South Africa

France

Lithuania

Italy

Ireland

Sexual Offences

Drugs Offences

Murder

Assaults

Driving offences

Abduction

Fraud offences







Number of individuals returned to Scotland pursuant to Extradition requests from January 2013- December 2015

Year

Number of Individuals returned

List of Countries

Types of Offences

2013

13

Spain

Netherlands

Portugal

Gibraltar

Romania

Germany

Ireland

Lithuania

Kenya

Sexual Offences

Drugs Offences

Assaults

Murder



2014

13

Ireland

Spain

Cyprus

Australia

Jamaica

Norway

Netherlands

Romania

Turkey

Sexual Offences

Robbery

Money Laundering offences,

Drugs Offences

Weapons offences

Murder

Abduction,

Uttering threats

2015

10

Spain

Italy

Ireland

Netherlands

USA

Portugal

Greece

Culpable homicide

Terrorism Offences,

Drugs Offences

Money laundering offences,

Culpable and reckless conduct,

Fraud offences,

Assaults

Stalking