Rishi Sunak to double deportation of foreign offenders in major crime crackdown

  • Double the number of foreign offenders will be deported under Rishi Sunak
  • New tougher ‘three strikes and you’re out’ rule for foreign criminals
  • New offence for prolific offenders to keep the public safe

Rishi has pledged to double the number of foreign national offenders being deported every year, as part of his radical new approach to cutting crime and keeping the public safe.

He will make more foreign criminals eligible for deportation with offenders serving six months in jail subject to deportation orders, down from 12 months now.

The move will mean foreign nationals convicted of stealing from shops, burglary or threatening with a weapon will be eligible for deportation, under his plans.

Rishi will create a new rule of ‘three strikes and you’re out’, under which foreign criminals sent to jail three times will also be deported - even if no single custodial sentence exceeds the new six month minimum.

A burglar convicted of three offences that land them in prison would be deported under his plans, even if they did not spend 6 months in prison or 12 consecutive months in prison.

In a further move to drive down crime and keep the public safe, Rishi Sunak will create a new offence for the prolific career criminals to blame for as much as half of all crime in the UK.

Under his plans, those who commit the most crime in this country have an automatic one-year custodial sentence added to their latest crime.

Nine per cent of career criminals with on average 19 convictions each are responsible for 52 percent of crime, excluding fraud.

Rishi will also expand GPS tagging for career criminals to prevent them from committing further crimes.

Rishi Sunak said:

"If elected as Prime Minister, I will fundamentally change how the government tackles crime.

“We are far too soft on foreigners who commit crime in our country so I will double the number of foreign offenders we deport.

“I will cut crime by locking the most prolific offenders up, keeping them locked up, and building the prison space needed to do so.

“Crime hits the least well-off hardest. It is the local shop-keeper who has his cash-register raided. The frail grandmother who is mugged. The young boy whose life is ruined by getting mixed up with the wrong crowd.

“Cracking down on foreign offenders and career criminals will dramatically cut crime across our country, making it a safer place for people to live."