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alert-–-migrant-nationalities-with-the-highest-rates-of-crime-are-set-to-be-revealed-in-a-new-‘league-table’,-under-plans-being-considered-by-conservative-ministersAlert – Migrant nationalities with the highest rates of crime are set to be revealed in a new ‘league table’, under plans being considered by Conservative ministers

The nationalities of migrant groups with the highest crime rates are set to be revealed in a new ‘league table’, under plans which are being considered by Conservative ministers.

Senior Tory MPs have reportedly backed the idea which would result in the rates of crime of all the nationalities of migrants to England and Wales being published each year.

A report would be presented to Parliament every year by Government ministers which would detail the nationality, visa status and asylum status of all criminals convicted in the courts over preceding 12 months.

This would be similar to policies implemented in some US states and in Denmark, where migrants from Kuwait, Tunisia, Lebanon and Somalia are more likely to commit crimes than Danish citizens.

The proposals have been laid out as part of an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill which the Government is putting through Parliament.

The nationalities of migrant groups with the highest crime rates are set to be revealed in a new 'league table', under plans which are being considered by Conservative ministers. Pictured: An inflatable dinghy carrying around 65 migrants crosses the English Channel on March 6

The nationalities of migrant groups with the highest crime rates are set to be revealed in a new ‘league table’, under plans which are being considered by Conservative ministers. Pictured: An inflatable dinghy carrying around 65 migrants crosses the English Channel on March 6

The plan was presented by former immigration minister Robert Jenrick (pictured)

The plan was presented by former immigration minister Robert Jenrick (pictured)

If implemented, these new rules would allow the Home Office to have stricter visa and deportation policies for migrants from countries with higher rates of crime, The Telegraph reports.

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The Government’s chief problem with the proposal is that it could be impractical to implement, despite ministers not being ideologically opposed to it, the paper reported.

A government source told The Telegraph that ministers would ‘certainly look properly’ at the proposal.

The plan was presented by former immigration minister Robert Jenrick and has received the backing of at least a dozen senior Tories including Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg and Sir Robert Buckland.

Mr Jenrick told The Telegraph that Britain’s immigration system cannot be fixed without ‘without understanding the problem’.

He said the debate was held back by a lack of proper data on the impacts of migration.

‘There is mounting concern that the UK is importing crime, particularly violent crime, sexual assaults and drug production,’ he said. He said transparency was needed so the public knows what is happening and policy can be better decided.

The plan has also been back by former minister Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg

The plan has also been back by former minister Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg

A ‘significant number’ of Albanians who entered the UK illegally are working for drug gangs, the National Crime Agency has previously reported.

Backers of the Mr Jenrick’s plan believe it will mean the Home Office can have tougher screening of visas for migrants from countries who are linked to high crime rates in the UK.

This approach could also be applied to asylum seekers.

It also means the Home Office could focus its efforts on deportations on these countries.