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Human trafficking and slavery prosecutions and convictions: FOI release

Published: 30 Oct 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
30 Oct 2020
Human trafficking and slavery prosecutions and convictions: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000085975
Date received: 9 Sep 2020
Date responded: 25 Sep 2020
Information requested

1. The number of persons (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of human trafficking and slavery, servitude etc type offences as their principal offence.

2. How many of the persons enumerated in answer to question 1. were EEA or Swiss nationals (not including UK nationals). If the number of persons in either of these categories is so small that it cannot be released please instead provide details of what percentage of persons (a) prosecuted, and (b) convicted were (i) EEA or Swiss nationals (not including UK nationals) and (ii) UK nationals. If this still cannot be released please provide the number for the whole period 2016-2019 rather than separately for each year.

3. The number of additional individuals investigated for human trafficking or slavery, servitude etc type offences were instead (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of other offences.

4. How many of the persons enumerated in answer to question 3. were EEA or Swiss nationals (not including UK nationals). If the number of persons in either of these categories is so small that it cannot be released, please instead provide details of what percentage of persons (a) prosecuted, and (b) convicted were (i) EEA or Swiss nationals (not including UK nationals) and (ii) UK nationals. If this still cannot be released please provide the number for the whole period 2016-2019 rather than separately for each year.

Response

The answer to question 1 is provided in the following table. The latest available information from the Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database is up to 2018-19.

Please note: the Criminal Proceedings in Scotland tables are published on a financial year basis.

Number of people proceeded against for human trafficking and slavery1 related crimes in Scottish courts, 2015-16 to 2018-19.

 

 

2015-

16

2016-

17

2017-

18

2018-

19

ASYLUM AND IMMIGRATION (TREATMENT OF CLAIMANTS, ETC.) ACT 2004 S 4(1)(2)&(3)

-

-

-

4

ASYLUM AND IMMIGRATION (TREATMENT OF CLAIMANTS, ETC.)ACT 2004 SECTION 4(1)(A)

2

-

-

-

ASYLUM AND IMMIGRATION (TREATMENT OF CLAIMANTS, ETC.)ACT 2004 SECTION 4(2)(A)

-

1

-

-

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 SECTION 22(1)(A)(I)

1

-

-

-

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND LICENSING (SCOTLAND) ACT 2010 SECTION 47(1)(A)

-

-

1

-

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2015 SECTION 1(1)

-

-

-

1

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2015 SECTION 4(1)(B)

-

-

-

2

Total prosecuted

3

1

1

7

1 - where main crime
Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database

Number of people convicted for human trafficking and slavery1 related crimes in Scottish courts, 2015-16 to 2018-19.

 

 

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

ASYLUM AND IMMIGRATION (TREATMENT OF CLAIMANTS, ETC-)ACT 2004 SECTION 4(1)(A)

1

-

-

-

ASYLUM AND IMMIGRATION (TREATMENT OF CLAIMANTS, ETC-)ACT 2004 SECTION 4(2)(A)

-

1

-

-

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 SECTION 22(1)(A)(I)

1

-

-

-

CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND LICENSING (SCOTLAND) ACT 2010 SECTION 47(1)(A)

-

-

1

-

HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND EXPLOITATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2015 SECTION 1(1)

-

-

-

1

Total convicted

2

1

1

1

1 - where main crime
Source: Scottish Government Criminal Proceedings database

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. The Scottish Government does not hold information on the number of people investigated or nationality.

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