National Crime Agency:Written question - 155196

Q
Asked by Nigel Dodds
(Belfast North)
Asked on: 19 June 2018
Home Office
National Crime Agency
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many NCA-led arrests there have been in each country of the UK in each year since 2015.
A
Answered by: Mr Ben Wallace
Answered on: 26 June 2018

The breakdown for NCA-led arrests in each country of the UK since 2015 is as follows:

2015

2016

2017

England and Wales

1,436

1,337

753

Northern Ireland

34

28

16

Scotland

10

10

12

UK Total

1,480

1,375

781

The lower number of NCA's recorded arrests in 2017 is attributable to several factors, including the Agency's wider strategic intent to increase the focus on all forms of disruptive activity and targeting those criminals engaged at the highest end of offending.

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