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Warrants issued for person last know address England, Wales or Northern Ireland (R015712)

Thank you for your request dated 27 March 2017 under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) for the undernoted information:

"The number of warrants issued by COPFS for the largest time period which would not exceed the appropriate cost limit, for example, in the last three months of 2016 or even just December 2016 for the arrest of someone whose last known address was in England, Wales or Northern Ireland"

To provide the information you have requested within the cost limits set down by Section 12 of FOISA, we have had to limit the information provided to those warrants issued to initiate criminal proceedings in Court for the month of December 2016 only.

For the avoidance of doubt, the undernoted figure does not include such warrants administered by COPFS which are issued for any person’s failure to attend Court or any warrants which are administred and issued by the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.

I can advise that in the month of December 2016, the number of warrants issued by COPFS for the arrest of someone whose last known address was in England, Wales or Northern Ireland was 12.