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Romanian immigrants – number two after Poles when it comes to criminal activity in the UK

Romanian immigrants to Great Britain are ranked second to the Poles in terms of the number of arrests for the commission of criminal offences in that country, data obtained under the freedom of information act shows, ‘Daily Express’ reports in its Wednesday online edition.  According to the publication, ‘shock figures’ show that the Metropolitan Police made a total of 27,725 arrests among Romanian immigrants to the UK over the past five years, on charges including rape and murder, in the context where there are 68,000 Romanian immigrants currently based in the country. After the opening of border scheduled for next year, this rate – approximately one in every three Romanian immigrants arrested for crimes – might surge, Daily Express says. ‘This statistical data undermine assurances given by Romanian officials that Great Britain has nothing to fear from a relaxation of border checks,’ the publication comments. He same data shows the British Police have operated approximately 35,000 arrests among Polish immigrants since 2008. Roughly 600,000 Poles currently live in the UK. Metropolitan Police data shows a total of 27,725 Romanian suspects have been arrested in connection with 142 rapes, ten murders, 6666 sex offences, 303 robberies, 1,370 burglaries and offences of violence 2,902. The 34,905 arrests operated among Polish immigrants in London were for 84 murders, 129 rapes, 866 sex offences, 480 robberies, 2,094 burglaries and 7,500 violent offences, according to the same source. According to the same information, Lithuanians are number three, with over 18,500 arrests, Nigerians – number four (15,600), followed by Indians (15,200), Jamaicans (14,072), Irish, Somalis, Portuguese and Pakistanis.

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