British Nationals Abroad: Offences Against Children:Written question - 132092

Asked on: 12 March 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
British Nationals Abroad: Offences Against Children
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of UK nationals who have been arrested for child sex offences overseas in the last five years; and in what countries such nationals have been arrested over that period.
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 20 March 2018

​From 2013 to 2017 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) responded to 361 requests for consular assistance from UK nationals who had been arrested for child sex offences. The FCO are not routinely notified of the arrest of all UK nationals overseas. The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963 (Article 36) provides for an embassy to be informed of an arrest only if the individual requests it.

The attached file contains a breakdown of these arrests by country and year.

132092 attachment (Excel SpreadSheet, 16.66 KB)

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