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Ethnicity of criminals (FOI)

Ethnicity of criminals (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 07 June 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



How many crimes have been committed in Jersey in the last four years? That is for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


How many of those crimes for those years were committed by people who are originally and born in Jersey? That is for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


How many of those crimes were committed by people who are not from the island and have moved here from elsewhere?


Can you let me know the nationality or country of the people committing these crimes?



Information for years 2015 to 2017 is exempt under article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 as it is already available at the following link:

Crime and policing statistics

Statistics for 2018 are as follows:


B and C

​Offender's place of birth





​UK including Eire and other Channel Islands​288208​227​282​
​Madeira / Portugal​136142​148​130​
​Poland ​2938​34​30​
​Europe (other)​3232​25​47​
​Outside Europe​2832​23​28​
​Unknown/not given​3929​21​14​

​Grand Total







Nationality (as opposed to place of birth) is recorded only within custody records, not crime records. Custody records do not provide an accurate record of the information requested. Not all persons who are arrested are prosecuted. Likewise, not all persons prosecuted are arrested. The information is therefore not held.

Exemption applied

Article 23 Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information. 

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