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FoI - European Arrest Warrants

31 May 2013

Freedom of Information Request: European Arrest Warrants

Thank you for your e-mail dated 1 May in which you asked for the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002:

  • The total number of European Arrest Warrants and International Arrest warrants, respectively, issued in 2012/13 (include a breakdown the offence allegedly committed by the suspect;
  • The above information for each financial year since European/International warrants were introduced.

As you will be aware from previous correspondence, the European Arrest Warrant was introduced into Uni
ted Kingdom Law on 1 January 2004 with the coming into force of the Extradition Act 2003 and as such I have provided information for the Financial years 2004 – 2013. The figures for calendar year 2013 are up to 21 May.

Insofar as International Arrest Warrants are concerned, we are again able to provide you with information from 2004 which is when our electronic record began. The information sought prior to that date would have been held in individual case papers which, in accordance with our records management policy, have since been destroyed. In terms of section 17 of FOISA, therefore, I can confirm that the information which you seek prior to 2004 is not held by COPFS.

RECORD OF ISSUED EAW’S (EU COUNTRIES)

FOR 2012 + 2013 CALENDAR YEAR





14 EAWS – 2012                                                                                           7 EAWS - 2013



3 X Drug Offences                                                                                         1 X Fraud

4 x Sexual Offences                                                                                        5 x Sexual Offences

2 x Murder                                                                                                      1 x Drug Offences

1 x Terrorism

1 x Money Laundering

1 x Fraud

1 x Attempted Murder

1 x Serious Assault





RECORD OF ISSUED EXTRADITION REQUESTS (NON EU COUNTRIES)

FOR 2012 + 2013 CALEDNAR YEAR





5 Extradition Requests (non EU) - 2012                                                    0 Extradition Requests (non EU)  - 2013



2 X Sexual Offences

2 x Attempted Murder

1 x Breach of the Peace




RECORD OF ISSUED EAW’S (EU COUNTRIES)

FINANCIAL YEARS 1/4/2004 – 31/3/2013



15 EAWS: 1/4/04 – 31/3/05                                                                           15 EAWS: 1/4/05 – 31/3/06



3 X Sexual Assault                                                                                         3 X Murder

2 x Serious Assault                                                                                         1 x Assault to Severe Injury

1 x Road Traffic (S (1))                                                                                  4 x Drug Offences

1 x Embezzlement                                                                                           2 x Theft

1 x Theft                                                                                                         1 x Sexual Offences

1 x Abscond from Prison                                                                                1 x Culpable and Reckless Conduct

3 x Drug Offences                                                                                          1 x Road Traffic

1 x Assault & Robbery                                                                                   1 x Abduction

1 x Bankruptcy Act                                                                                        1 x Vandalism of a Plane

1 x Attempt to Defeat the Ends of Justice





26 EAWS: 1/4/06 – 31/03/07                                                                         12 EAWS: 1/4/07 – 31/03/08



1 x Murder                                                                                                      5 x Sexual Offences

4 x Sexual Offences                                                                                        2 x Drug Offences

7 x Drug Offences                                                                                          2 x Serious Assault

7 x Serious Assault                                                                                         1 x Fraud

1 x Attempt to Defeat the Ends of Justice                                                     2 x Murder

1 x Road Traffic

1 x Attempted Murder

1 x Conspiracy

1 x Fraud

2 x Tax Evasion



RECORD OF ISSUED EAW’S (EU COUNTRIES)

FINANCIAL YEARS 1/4/2004 – 31/3/2013



24 EAWS: 1/4/08 – 31/3/09                                                                           13 EAWS: 1/4/09 – 31/3/10

10 x Sexual Offences                                                                                      1 x Sexual Offences

3 x Fraud                                                                                                         1 x Assault & Robbery                                  

3 x Serious Assault                                                                                         5 x Drug Offences

5 x Drug Offences                                                                                          2 x Murder

3 x Murder                                                                                                      2 x Firearm Offences

1 x Abscond from Prison                                                                                1 x Attempted Murder           

                                                                                                                        1 x Fraud



14 EAWS: 1/4/10 – 31/3/11                                                                           7 EAWS: 1/4/11 – 31/3/12



4 x Drug Offences                                                                                          1 x Murder

1 x Fraud                                                                                                         2 x Sexual Offences

3 x Murder                                                                                                      1 x Serious Assault

2 x Sexual Offences                                                                                        2 x Drugs

1 x Attempted Murder                                                                                                1 x Attempted Murder

2 x Serious Assault

1 x Road Traffic (S (1))                     



15 EAWS: 1/4/12 – 31/3/13



3 x Drug Offences

7 x Sexual Offences

1 x Murder

1 x Terrorism

1 x Money Laundering

2 x Fraud

RECORD OF ISSUED EXTRADITION REQUESTS (NON EU COUNTRIES)

FINANCIAL YEARS 1/4/2004 – 31/3/2013



5 NON EU: 1/4/04 – 31/3/05                                                                         4 NON EU: 1/4/05 – 31/3/06



1 x Drugs                                                                                                        1 X Murder

3 x Murder                                                                                                      1 x Attempted Murder

1 x Rape                                                                                                          2 x Sexual Offences





0 NON EU: 1/4/06 – 31/3/07                                                                         2 NON EU: 1/4/07 – 31/3/08



                                                                                                                        2 x Drug Offences



1 NON EU: 1/4/08 – 31/3/09



1 X Sexual Offences



                                                                                                                        0 NON EU: 1/4/09 – 31/3/10



4 NON EU: 1/4/10 – 31/3/11                                                                         0 NON EU: 1/4/11 – 31/3/12

1 x Attempted Murder

2 x Sexual Offences

1 x Drug Offences



5 NON EU: 1/4/12 – 31/3/13

2 x Attempted Murder

2 x Sexual Offences

1 x Breach of the Peace