New analysis has revealed how much UK police rely on vital EU crime-fighting measures.
Yet Boris Johnson’s reckless Brexit plans threaten to cut the UK off.
Over the past five years, UK police forces and prosecutors have used the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) to arrest over 6,600 criminal fugitives.
- 140 for murder or manslaughter
- 136 for child sex offences
- 152 for rape
- 12 for terrorism
The research also shows that UK police accessed a crucial EU-wide crime database 603 million times in 2018. This database gives real-time access to records on wanted criminals, missing persons and lost or stolen items. This includes firearms and passports.
In short, if Johnson’s Brexit goes ahead:
- Up to 6,000 criminals could evade justice
- Our police would be locked out of EU crime database used 1.6 million times a day
- Brexit would undermine the UK’s ability to tackle terrorism and organised crime
Brexit would be a disaster for our safety.
Thousands of dangerous criminals could escape justice. Not only that, the UK’s ability to tackle terrorism and organised crime would be seriously undermined.
The only way to ensure vital police cooperation with Europe is by stopping Brexit.
We intend to do just that. Then, we will build a brighter future and keep our communities safe.