More than 54,000 European Union citizens have been convicted of crimes — including murder — in the past two years according to an article in The Daily Telegraph.
Poles and Romanians are the worst offenders according to the figures, adding to concerns over the impact of the two most recent EU expansions. And because of EU rules on freedom of movement, only those sentenced to at least two years in prison face deportation after they complete their punishment.
Less than a week ago, separate figures showed crime committed here by all foreigners had almost doubled in two years. Police last night warned that foreign criminals were putting extra pressure on already stretched resources because language barriers could delay even routine procedures.
One police leader said last week that a simple caution could take six hours to issue to a foreign offender who did not speak English.
Under data exchange systems in the EU, police here notify another member state if one of its citizens has been convicted of a crime. Figures from the Association of Chief Police Officers showed that last year 27,056 such notifications were made and 27,379 in 2009. That is the equivalent of 520 a week or 75 a day.
In 2010, 6,777 Poles were convicted of crimes and 4,343 Romanians.
They were followed by citizens from Lithuania (4,176), Ireland (2,423) and Latvia (1,938). It means, with the exception of Ireland, the worst offenders came from countries that joined the EU in either 2004 or 2007.
There were no details available regarding the offences committed or sentences. However, the figures will include the case of Piotr Zasada, 33, a Pole who received a life sentence for murder in October after he stabbed his ex-girlfriend Katarzyna Ryba and threw her out of a second-floor window in Bournemouth, Dorset.
David Cameron promised to introduce powers to deport more foreign criminals, in a speech made before the Tories came to power.
In January this year, Learco Chindamo, the Italian killer of headmaster Philip Lawrence, was charged with robbery only months after he was released from prison. He had been allowed to stay after he successfully argued that to deport him would infringe his human rights.
A Home Office spokesman said: "We are committed to removing foreign lawbreakers from the UK. We removed 5,235 foreign national prisoners in 2010."
Europeans convicted in Britain (2010)
Czech Rep. 783
Or, put another way 1% of recorded crime in 2010 resulted in the conviction of Europeans. 1% may seem a small price to pay, but remember, these are only offences where offenders were caught and convicted. many thousands more offences are undetected. Police detections for 2010 were 10% worse than 2009, due in part to the increased pressure of immigrant crime. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8439117/EU-migrants-commit-500-crimes-a-week-in-UK.html
The current unrestricted, uncontrolled immigration has led to higher crime rates, demand for more housing, extra strain on the environment, traffic congestion, longer hospital waiting lists, lower educational standards, higher income tax, lower wages, high unemployment, a loss of British identity, a breakdown in community spirit, more restrictive policing, higher council taxes, a shortage of council homes, higher levels of stress and unhappiness and a fragmented community.
These are some of the consequences of the uncontrolled immigration we have witnessed in recent years, a massive financial burden on the taxpayer that should be spend on UK solutions, a broken criminal justice system, prison overcrowding, a broken society with a rapidly eroding sense of national heritage and culture.
The problem of immigration has nothing to do with race, creed or culture. It has everything to do with overcrowding and a politically motivated attempt by ministers to transform the fundamental make-up and identity of this country. The Labour Government immigration strategy of ethnic cleansing was devised and implemented with the deliberate intention to destroy the right of the British people to live in a society defined by a common history, religion, law, language and traditions. It was done to destroy what it means to be culturally British and to put another 'multicultural' identity in its place. And it was done without telling or asking the British people whether they wanted their country and their culture to be transformed in this way.
IMMIGRATION AND CRIME
Take a look at the foreign nationals in our prisons:
Population in prison by nationality – 30th June 2009
• All nationalities 83,454
• British nationals 71,231 85%
• Foreign nationals 11,350 14%
• Not recorded 874 1%
The Foreign National Prison Population is represented by :
• Africa 2,897 3%
• Asia 2,456 3%
• America 302 0.36%
• N America 137 0.16%
• Europe 3,617 4%
• Middle East 595 1%
• Oceania* 52 0.06%
• W Indies 1,289 2%
• Other 5 0.01%
*(Australia, New Zealand, Fiji) (We have the numbers by individual country).
14% of our prison population is foreign nationals. The Prison Service states that each prisoner is housed at a tax payer cost of £30,000 per year. That is a staggering total of £340,500,000 per year.
When key criminal justice and immigration facts for England and Wales are compared alongside each other, the picture becomes clear. The net migration figure (the inflow less the outflow) has more than doubled in the last ten years.
If these foreign criminals were returned to their country of origin, this would solve the prison overcrowding problem, and empower our courts to impose correct sentences for UK offenders who, all too often get away with a judicial slap on the wrist. Issues associated with immigration add further massive burdens on our police and judicial system, not only in financial terms (including the many millions required to provide interpreter services), but also with regard to the additional crime committed by this sector of the community.
There are those that say (including certain diversity obsessed Chief Officers of Police), that crime has not risen disproportionately when measured against the population increase. HOGWASH! The fact remains, that these are additional crimes committed by visitors to this country, who abuse the hospitality and generosity extended to them. At the moment, the criminal fraternity, including the law breaking element of the foreign national community is laughing at the farce of British justice.
Recorded crime has reduced, however as we have reported from these pages previously, in the article "Top Cops Are Fiddling The Crime Figures" recorded crime statistics can no longer be given any credence.
The increased prison population is a measure of the success of our front line police officers. The startling statistic, supporting our view that immigration has a major impact on crime, is the percentage of prisoners that are foreign nationals. This figure has stood at 14% for 5 years, having doubled since labour came to power, costing the taxpayer a staggering £1.7 Billion across the period.
We have compiled the recorded crime, police strength, population growth, prison population and foreign national and immigration statistics for the years of Labour Government. The composite picture when all the statistics are viewed together is a sad indictment on how they have decimated the social fabric of our nation.
We want Britain returned to the way it has traditionally been. Britain always will have ethnic minorities and most have no problem with this as long as it does not change nor seek to change the fundamental culture and identity of the indigenous majority.
The unrestricted, uncontrolled situation contributed to higher crime rates, increased pressure on the police and criminal justice system, prison overcrowding, a demand for more housing, an extra strain on the environment, traffic congestion, longer hospital waiting lists, lower educational standards, higher income tax, lower wages, high unemployment, a loss of British identity, a breakdown in community spirit, more restrictive policing, higher council taxes, a shortage of council homes, higher levels of stress and unhappiness and a fragmented community.
A measure of immigration and cultural diversity is indeed good for a country. Sadly, the immigration strategy of the Labour Government had nothing to do with enhancing British culture and society by broadening the mix. It was implemented for perverse political reasons that risk the destruction of its defining character altogether.
Other countries would not tolerate millions of immigrants taking over their society and miminising the value of its tradition, heritage and culture. Japan would not do it; China would not do it; India would not do it; Pakistan would not do it – so why should Britain?
Each nation has the right to maintain its own traditional culture and identity. The right of India to remain Indian, the right of China to remain Chinese, the right of Pakistan to remain Pakistani and the right of Saudi Arabia to remain Saudi does not mean that any of these nations have to “hate” anybody else. All it means is that they wish to preserve their identity and national existence.
This is all we want for Britain – the right to be British and the right to openly celebrate events like Christmas that we have celebrated for centuries, without fearing the imaginary offence this might cause. Is this such an extreme request? Is this so unreasonable? – NO! In fact, it is perfectly normal and completely in line with the rights granted to every other nation and in accord with international law.
14% of our prison population is foreign nationals.
Prison population at 8th April 2011 = 85,361 (97% of spaces)
549 are housed in Immigration Removal Centres
Almost 12,000 are foreign nationals
Immigrant Crime costs £4billion per year
At £30k p.a. each foreign national in prison costs £360million per year.
This is the equivalent of keeping 12,000 police officers in their jobs, on the streets. Does anyone else think we have our priorities massively wrong in this country?
27,056 EU criminals convicted. 12,000 foreign nationals in our prisons, of which only 3,617 (4%) are Europeans.
How many other countries would stand for the nonsense of tax payers forking out millions to keep foreign convicted prisoners in our jails whilst our police officers jobs are on the line?
Concerns over foreign crime wave
A foreign crime wave is sweeping Britain after arrests of migrants almost doubled in just two years.
By Tom Whitehead, Home Affairs Editor 7:00AM BST 05 Apr 2011
Police arrested more than 91,000 foreigners suspected of crimes last year – the equivalent of 250 a day – compared with less than 52,000 in 2008.
Rural areas, which have seen large influxes of new migrants, have been particularly hit with one force seeing arrests soar from just 27 to almost 5,000 since 2006.
The figures, released under Freedom of Information, have fuelled concerns over how Labour’s immigration policies have impacted on communities and services.
And the true figure could be twice as high as less than half of police forces responded.
Chief constables have already warned that a rising number of foreign criminals has put huge pressure on resources such as officer time and translation costs.
One rank and file leader last night revealed it can take an officer up to six hours just to issue a caution to a foreign offender who does not speak English.
The growing trend comes as the police service faces cuts of up to 20 per cent over the next four years with thousands of officers likely to be lost.
One MP last night described the figures as “deeply concerning” while police chiefs warned a “growing number of new communities” has made crime patterns more complex.
Information from 19 police forces show that in 2010 some 91,234 non-British nationals were arrested for crimes including murder, burglary and sexual offences.
That was a 76 per cent increased on the 51,899 arrested in 2008.
The rise coincides with a sharp increase in the number of migrants coming to live in the UK since the European Union expanded in 2004 to take in eight former Eastern Bloc countries including Poland.
Arrests of foreigners made by the Metropolitan Police increased from 24,264 in 2008 to 58,870 in 2010 – up by 143 per cent.
Rural areas also showed huge increases notably Cambridgeshire Constabulary which made 27 arrests in 2006 and 4,803 in 2010.
Durham Constabulary suffered a 629 per cent rise from 65 in 2006 to 474 in 2010 and Humberside Police increased by 138 per cent up from 865 to 2,055.
Arrests by Kent Police increased by 283 per cent from 1,075 to 4,119, while Surrey Police saw a rise from 1,959 to 2,079 – up six per cent.
If the trend was repeated across all 52 forces in the UK it is estimated that over 750,000 foreign crooks have been arrested since 2006.
Hugh Robertson, Conservative MP for Mid Kent said: "These figures are deeply concerning for anybody who lives in Kent and place a very unwelcome extra burden on our police forces.”
Nick Cowan, crime researcher for think tank Civitas, added: "To some extent with an open labour market you are going to end up with some undesirables which is a shame.”
Pete Smyth, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said migration has had a "huge" impact on police resources. He said: "It is a problem when you get someone in who can't speak English and we wait hours for an expensive interpreter to hear their side of the story. Even in trivial cases where you might be giving just a caution officers could be off the street for five or six hours – which is a massive expense."
A spokeswoman for Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) said the high amount of foreign crimes has added pressure to already "stretched" police resources. She said: "The growing number of new communities has certainly brought greater complexity to the pattern of crime and have contributed to already stretched resources. As police, we have to adapt all the time to deal with new and emerging problems. However we pride ourselves on our strong relationships within our local communities and the way we deal with the issues that emerge."
Julian Huppert, MP for Cambridge, added: "Cambridge is experiencing rapid growth and we need Government investment if we are to manage that growth effectively."
Cllr Geoffrey Heathcock, a former JP in Cambridge, added: "The volume of violent crime linked to foreign nationals is deeply troubling and is another factor in the whole story of why the county, with a growing population pressure, needs a significantly better deal from the Government."