Refugee crime statistics for New Territories North Region

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force New Territories North Region,

Can you please provide data on arrest statistics of refugees (non-refoulement claimants). Specifically I would like:

1. The most complete yearly statistics of refugee arrests from Tuen Mun district for every full year you have data going back to 2005, plus your total arrest statistics from the same time period to put that data into into context.

2. From this data, if you have breakdowns on how many of the refugees were arrested for immigration offences, employment offences, and violent crimes, that will be helpful as well.

3.. If you have a breakdown of prosecution and conviction rates please provide that.

4. On top of total numbers, if you have the nationalities of the refugees arrested that information would be useful as well.

For all of this I’m happy to take digital files if that’s easier, but please don’t send this information in tabular form in the email as I can’t view it. Attaching a PDF, or emailing other files to me (I can provide an email address ) would work best in this case.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

香港警務處 新界北總區

Dear Mr. Edmunds,

I refer to your email dated 11th September 2016 on the captioned subject.

Please be informed that we do not have data specifically on refugees or
non-refoulement claimants.  Therefore, we cannot provide the arrest
figures, offence types and prosection/ conviction rate regarding refugees/
non-refoulement claimants.

Please see below the total arrest figures (in number of person) in Police
New Territories North Region from 2005 to 2015 as per your request:

2005:        8,982
2006:        8,987
2007:        9,195
2008:        9,157
2009:        9,221
2010:        8,862
2011:        8,953
2012:        8,596
2013:        8,189
2014:        6,921
2015:        7,283

Should you have any questions, please feel free contact the undersigned
for information, thank you.
Best Regards,
LAM Ka-tsing, Serina
WSIP HQ RIU NTN /
WSIP A&S CRM NTN (Temp)
Tel: 3661 3322

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Dear Serina/Hong Kong Police Force New Territories North Region,

Many thanks for this data. If you don't have statistics on non-refoulement claimant arrests, do you have data over this time period for recognisance or form 8 holders?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

香港警務處 新界北總區

Dear Mr. Edmunds,

I refer to your email dated 19th September 2016 on the arrest figures of
Form 8 holders.

Please be informed that the arrest figure for Form 8 holders (non-ethnic
Chinese) in Police New Territories North Region from January to August
2016 is 205.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the undersigned
for information.
Best Regards,
LAM Ka-tsing, Serina
WSIP HQ RIU NTN
Tel: 3661 3322

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force New Territories North Region,

Thanks for getting the 2016 form 8 holder arrest data to me. Do you have data for 2015 and 2014? If not, then can you give a reason for why you don't have the data? Did you not previously collect this data, has it been lost, or is there another specific reason for not having it?

For the 205 arrests you mention here is it possible to get a more detailed breakdown on what type of crimes they were arrested for as well?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

香港警務處 新界北總區

Dear Mr. Edmunds,

Break down of offence type relating to the 205 arrestees in Jan-Aug 2016
is as below :-

Offence No. of Arrest
Shop Theft 54
Miscellaneous Thefts 34
Wounding & Serious Assault 23
Forgery and Coinage 15
Criminal Damage 12
Serious Immigration Offences 11
Serious Dangerous Drugs Offences 9
Possession of Offensive Weapon 8
Going Equipped for Stealing 7
Using ID Card Relating to Another 5
Others 27

We did not maintain such data before 2016.  

Please feel free to contact the undersigned if necessary, thank you.
Best Regards,
LAM Ka-tsing, Serina
WSIP HQ RIU NTN
Tel: 3661 3322

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Scott Edmunds To: FOI requests at Hong
<[FOI #124 email]> Kong Police Force New
Territories North Region
<[Hong Kong Police Force New Territories North Region request email]>
  2016-10-04 13:58 Cc:
Subject: Re: Freedom of
Information request -
Reference: Refugee crime statistics
for New Territories
North Region

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force New Territories North Region,

Can I ask again you don't have arrest data for before 2016? This is important information, so what is the exact reason for why you don't have it? Did you not previously collect this data, have the records been lost, or is there another specific reason for not having it? Other police regions and districts have this so why does the New Territories North Region not hold it?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

香港警務處 新界北總區

Dear Mr. Edmunds,

Please be informed that prior to 2016, New Territories North Region kept
the overall arrest figures for non-ethnic Chinese in the region without
categorizing Form 8 holders. This practice only started in 2016 and
therefore figures prior to that are unavailable.

Please feel free to contact the undersigned if necessary, thank you.
Best Regards,
LAM Ka-tsing, Serina
CIP RIU NTN (Temp) /
WSIP HQ RIU NTN
Tel: 3661 3322

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Scott Edmunds To: FOI requests at Hong
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Territories North Region
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  2016-10-16 16:16 Cc:
Subject: Re: Freedom of
Information request -
Reference: Refugee crime statistics
for New Territories
North Region

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force New Territories North Region,

That is very interesting to hear. If pre-2016 the data was for "non-ethnic Chinese" rather than for Form 8 holders can you share this arrest data with me instead? How far back do you have "non-ethnic Chinese" arrest data for? Do you also have this data for 2016 so I can compare it with the Form 8 holder data to see how much overlap? Or do you have any of your own data on overlap?

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

香港警務處 新界北總區

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Dear Mr. Edmunds,

Please see below the yearly figures for arrest of non-ethnic Chinese in
Police New Territories North Region, available since 2012:

2012: 677
2013: 654
2014: 569
2015: 698
2016 (Jan - Aug): 465 (205 being Form 8 holders)

Please feel free to contact the undersigned if necessary, thank you.
Best Regards,
LAM Ka-tsing, Serina
CIP RIU NTN (Temp) /
WSIP HQ RIU NTN
Tel: 3661 3322

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  2016-10-27 15:38 Cc:
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Reference: Refugee crime statistics
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North Region

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force New Territories North Region,

Many thanks for providing the non-ethnic Chinese arrest data back until 2012. As previously asked you have data from 2005-2011? Or if not, what was the equivalent data you were collecting from before 2012?

Also, do you have arrest data for foreign domestic helper visa holder arrests from 2005 to 2016? Interested to see how much of the non-form 8 non-ethnic Chinese arrests are made up of these. And if you have any breakdowns on what type of crimes these arrests were for.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

香港警務處 新界北總區

Dear Mr. Edmunds,

Please be informed that we do not maintain the arrest data for non-ethnic
Chinese from 2005 to 2011 and the arrest data for foreign domestic helper
visa holders.
Best Regards,
LAM Ka-tsing
WSIP HQ RIU NTN
Tel: 3661 3322
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Scott Edmunds To: FOI requests at Hong
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  2016-11-11 13:32 Cc:
Subject: Re: Fw: Freedom of
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Reference: Refugee crime statistics
for New Territories
North Region

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force New Territories North Region,

Many thanks for providing the non-ethnic Chinese arrest data back until
2012. As previously asked you have data from 2005-2011? Or if not, what
was the equivalent data you were collecting from before 2012?

Also, do you have arrest data for foreign domestic helper visa holder
arrests from 2005 to 2016? Interested to see how much of the non-form 8
non-ethnic Chinese arrests are made up of these. And if you have any
breakdowns on what type of crimes these arrests were for.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds