Refugee crime statistics for Kwun Tong District

The request was partially successful.

Dear Hong Kong Police Kwun Tong District,

Can you please provide data on arrest statistics of refugees (non-refoulement claimants). Specifically I would like the most complete yearly statistics of refugees arrests from your district for every full year you have data going back to 2005, plus total arrest statistics from the same time period to put it into context.

If you have a breakdown of prosecution and conviction rates that would be useful too.

On top of total numbers, if you have the nationalities of the refugees arrested please provide that information. I’m happy to take digital files if that’s easier, but please attach PDFs as I can't view information in tabular form in the email .

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

香港警務處觀塘區

1 Attachment

  • Attachment

    Statistics of Persons on Recognisance Arrested for Crime Cases in Kwun Tong District in 2016.pdf

    5K Download View as HTML

Dear Sir/Madam,

I refer to your email below dated 2016-09-08.

The United Nations Refugee Convention has never been applied to Hong Kong;
non-refoulement claimants in Hong Kong are not to be treated as
"refugees".

In relation to the statistics of persons on recognisance (mostly
non-refoulement claimants) arrested for crime cases, we have the data
since 2016 for Kwun Tong District as attached :

We do not maintain figures relating to prosecution and conviction for Kwun
Tong District.

Thank you for your enquiry.

Yours faithfully,

(Miss Amy CHOW)
for Commissioner of Police
Tel. 3661 0608

*** This e-mail message (together with any attachments) is for the
designated recipient only. It may contain information that is privileged.
If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any
use, retention, disclosure, copying, printing, forwarding or dissemination
of the message is strictly prohibited. If you have received the message in
error, please erase all copies of the message (including attachments) from
your system and notify the sender immediately. ***

*** 此電郵訊息(連同任何附件)只發送給指定收件人。訊息可能包含享有特權資料。
謹此通知,如你並非預定收件人,嚴禁使用、保留、披露、複製、列印、轉發或發布
此訊息。如收到誤發的訊息,請把訊息的所有副本(包括附件)從系統內清除,並立即
通知發件人。***

Scott Edmunds To: FOI requests at Hong Kong
<[FOI #106 email]> Police Kwun Tong District
<[Hong Kong Police Kwun Tong District request email]>
  2016-09-08 11:22 Cc:
Subject: Freedom of Information
request - Refugee crime
Reference: statistics for Kwun Tong
District

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Hong Kong Police Kwun Tong District,

Can you please provide data on arrest statistics of refugees
(non-refoulement claimants). Specifically I would like the most complete
yearly statistics of refugees arrests from your district for every full
year you have data going back to 2005, plus total arrest statistics from
the same time period to put it into context.

If you have a breakdown of prosecution and conviction rates that would be
useful too.

On top of total numbers, if you have the nationalities of the refugees
arrested please provide that information. I’m happy to take digital files
if that’s easier, but please attach PDFs as I can't view information in
tabular form in the email .

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

-------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via
the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #106 email]

Is [Hong Kong Police Kwun Tong District request email] the wrong address for Freedom of Information
requests to Hong Kong Police Kwun Tong District? If so, please contact us
using this form:
[1]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[2]https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

References

Visible links
1. https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...
2. https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers

Dear Ms Chow/Hong Kong Police Kwun Tong District,

Many thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Just a question, but how do you define "on recognisance", and if they are not non-refoulement claimants, what other types of people are followed in this category?

The 2016 data is useful, but do you have "on recognisance" data going back further than this? If not to 2005, then at least 2014 and 2015 data? Can I also get the statistics on the total number of arrests from Kwun Tong District over the same time period to put this into context? Also for the "on recognisance" arrests, do you have any detail on what the arrests were for? At least for any subsection of immigration offences, employment offences, or violent crimes?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

香港警務處觀塘區

1 Attachment

  • Attachment

    Total Number of Arrests and Types of Crimes for which the Persons on Recognisance were Arrested in Kwun Tong District in 2016.pdf

    89K Download View as HTML

Dear Sir/Madam,

I refer to your email below dated 2016-09-13.

"On recognisance" is an immigration status for allowing certain
individuals to stay in Hong Kong, which is a discretionary power exercised
by the Director of Immigration in accordance with the Immigration
Ordinance (Cap.115).

The the total number of arrests and types of crimes for which the persons
on recognisance were arrested in Kwun Tong District in 2016 is attached:

We do not maintain figures relating to persons on recognisance arrested
for crime earlier than 2016 for Kwun Tong District .

Thank you for your enquiry.

Yours faithfully,

(Miss Amy CHOW)
for Commissioner of Police
Tel. 3661 0608

*** This e-mail message (together with any attachments) is for the
designated recipient only. It may contain information that is privileged.
If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any
use, retention, disclosure, copying, printing, forwarding or dissemination
of the message is strictly prohibited. If you have received the message in
error, please erase all copies of the message (including attachments) from
your system and notify the sender immediately. ***

*** 此電郵訊息(連同任何附件)只發送給指定收件人。訊息可能包含享有特權資料。
謹此通知,如你並非預定收件人,嚴禁使用、保留、披露、複製、列印、轉發或發布
此訊息。如收到誤發的訊息,請把訊息的所有副本(包括附件)從系統內清除,並立即
通知發件人。***

Scott Edmunds To: FOI requests at Hong Kong
<[FOI #106 email]> Police Kwun Tong District
<[Hong Kong Police Kwun Tong District request email]>
  2016-09-13 16:35 Cc:
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information
request - Refugee crime
Reference: statistics for Kwun Tong
District

show quoted sections

Dear Hong Kong Police Kwun Tong District,

Can you please provide data on arrest statistics of refugees
(non-refoulement claimants). Specifically I would like the most complete
yearly statistics of refugees arrests from your district for every full
year you have data going back to 2005, plus total arrest statistics from
the same time period to put it into context.

If you have a breakdown of prosecution and conviction rates that would be
useful too.

On top of total numbers, if you have the nationalities of the refugees
arrested please provide that information. I’m happy to take digital files
if that’s easier, but please attach PDFs as I can't view information in
tabular form in the email .

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

-------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a request under the Code of Access to Information facilitated via
the accessinfo.hk website.

Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #106 email]

Is [Hong Kong Police Kwun Tong District request email] the wrong address
for Freedom of Information
requests to Hong Kong Police Kwun Tong District? If so, please contact us
using this form:
[1][1]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[2][2]https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

References

Visible links
1.
[3]https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...
2. [4]https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #106 email]

Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[5]https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers

If you find this service useful as an FOI officer, please ask your web
manager to link to us from your organisation's FOI page.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

References

Visible links
1. https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...
2. https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers
3. https://accessinfo.hk/en/change_request/...
4. https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers
5. https://accessinfo.hk/en/help/officers