More foreign criminals being deported

The number of criminal foreigners being deported has risen by over 80 percent in two years

July 2nd, 2014 2:32 pm| by admin
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

The number of foreign criminals who are sentenced to deportation during their conviction has risen significantly by over 80 percent in just two years.

Figures from the immigration services, Udlændingestyrelsen, showed that the number of foreign criminals deported from Denmark rose from 1,020 in 2011 to 1,810 in 2013.

“Foreigners who commit crime in Denmark don’t need to be here and must leave the country,” Karen Hækkerup, the justice minister, said in a press release.

“We won’t accept that foreigners come here to commit crime. The increase of deportations shows that the deportation rules are strict and are working.”

READ MORE: Shorter processing time for foreign criminals serving time at home

Get them out
The justice minister underlined how the swift and effective deportation of the expelled criminals has been a government focus. Three special deportation departments have been established at prisons in Denmark.

The three departments, which are all at secure prisons and have a total capacity of 70 prisoners, are located at state prisons in Vridsløselille, Østjylland and Nyborg.

Mogensen on the brink of becoming the first Dane in space (photo: Andreas Mogensen)
Dane following in the footsteps of Gagarin
Tomorrow morning at 06:37 the Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen will become...
Inadequate drying is harmful because of the increased risk of mould (photo: Teknologisk Institut)
New tech tool to save time and money in construction industry
The technological institute Teknologisk Institut has developed a new web-ba...
The project is reaching the final phase (photo: Nationalmuseet)
Dismantling and excavation of medieval church reaches final stage
Next week work will begin on the final phase of a project with cultural and...
O'Leary looks momentarily distracted, like he's just seen one of his planes (photo: Hasse Ferrold)
Ryanair still has huge plans in Copenhagen
The Irish budget airline Ryanair still has ambitious plans to quadruple its...
500,000 young Danish girls have had the HPV vaccine since 2009 (photo: iStock)
Danish HPV centres flooded by ill girls
The five national HPV centres that opened on July 1 are already stretched t...
Crown Prince Frederik will lead the delegation (photo: iStock)
Crown Prince Frederik to lead trade delegation to South Africa
From November 2-4, Crown Prince Frederik will be heading a business delegat...