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European Commission: report on use of the European Arrest Warrant in 2017

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In 2017, European Arrest Warrants (EAWs) were most commonly used for offences falling within the categories of theft and criminal damage (2,649 EAws); fraud and corruption (1,538); and drugs (1,535), although not all member states provided the European Commission with the requested information.

241 EAWs were issued in relation to terrorism offences, of which 183 were issued by France.

A total of 17,941 EAWs were issued in 2017, compared to 16,636 in 2016 and 16,144 in 2015.

See: European Commission: Replies to questionnaire on quantitative information on the practical operation of the European arrest warrant – Year 2017 (SWD(2019) 318 final, pdf):

"This Commission Staff Working Document compiles, in a table form, the quantitative information relating to the practical operation of the European arrest warrant (EAW)1 for the year 2017. These statistics are based on information provided by Member States to the Commission between May 2018 and February 2019 in accordance with the standard questionnaire contained in Council document 11356/13 of 24 June 2013.

Member States are requested to provide EAW statistics of a given calendar year by 1 May of the following year, as it was agreed between Member States."


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