You asked

Please provide the following information:

  • the number and types of gangs of Greek nationality or origin that exist within the UK
  • the types of crimes that Greek gangs commit
  • the number of the Greek gang arrests made
  • the locality of these gangs within the UK.

We said

Thank you for your request.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with the information you have requested.

We publish statistics taken from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) and crimes recorded by the police. While there is some limited information collected as part of CSEW on the proportion of children aged 10 to 15 and adults aged 16 to 29 who are a member of a street gang, we are unable to provide a breakdown of gang members of Greek nationality as the sample size is insufficient for this level of detailed analysis.

Police recorded crime data will include offences which are related to gangs, however these are not separately identifiable from other crimes.

By its nature, gang membership is a challenging area to collect statistics on but you may find this research report, published by the Home Office, helpful.