The bar chart represents the number of European Arrest Warrants (EAW) for the whole period 2005-2013 and for each Member State (MS). It shows the number issued (blue bar) and the number of effective surrenders (orange bar). Poland has a significantly higher value than the other MS (31 000 EAWs) therefore the “y” axis has been broken to show the values for other MS more clearly. The reason for this high value is because Poland’s criminal code generally requires all offences to be prosecuted, no matter how minor. The line chart in the box shows the evolution of EAWs issued and effective surrenders for the EU as a whole.