UK: Just 1% of Foreign Criminals are Kicked Out

November 2, 2013

Chris Grayling is backing change (allegedly).
Chris Grayling is backing change (allegedly).

The statistics emerged after calls by Ministers for a shake-up of EU human rights laws, which stop criminals being thrown out of the country.

Metropolitan Police figures show only one in 100 foreign ­nationals arrested are removed from Britain.

Senior officers have raised concerns over the sheer number of foreign offenders.

Around 70,000 people arrested in London a year are from overseas – half from outside the European Union.

But Scotland Yard said a mere one per cent ended up ­being deported.

Yesterday Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said: “If anybody said to me I think we need to deport more foreign prisoners and foreign offenders, I would agree wholeheartedly.

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