Refugee crime statistics for Tai Po District

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Dear Hong Kong Police Force Tai Po District,

Can you please provide data on arrest statistics of refugees (non-refoulement claimants). Specifically I would like the most complete yearly statistics of refugee arrests from your district for every full year you have data going back to 2005, plus total arrest statistics from your district to put this information into context. If you have a breakdown of prosecution and conviction rates that would be useful too. And a breakdown on what the crimes were for - how many of the refugee arrests were for immigration related offences, how many employment offences, and how many for violent crimes.

On top of total numbers, if you have the nationalities of the refugees arrested that information would be useful as well. 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 at [email address] would work best in this case.

Yours faithfully,

Scott Edmunds

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The Tai Po police responded by email with the following data:

Please be informed that the arrest figure for Form 8 holders (non-ethnic
Chinese) in Tai Po District from January to August 2016 is 29.

Break down of offence type relating to the 29 arrestees in Jan-Aug 2016 in Tai Po District is as below :-

Offence | No. of Arrest
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Shop Theft | 15
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Serious Immigration Offences | 5
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Wounding & Serious Assault | 3
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Forgery and Coinage | 2
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Miscellaneous Thefts | 1
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Theft (Pickpocketing) | 1
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Fighting in PP | 1
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Using ID Card Relating to | 1
Another |

We did not maintain such data before 2016.