50 per cent rise in sex of­fend­ers in West Mids

Solihull News - - NEWS -

MORE than 3,300 sex of­fend­ers live in the West Mid­lands – an in­crease of 50 per cent com­pared to eight years ago.

New fig­ures show there were 3,340 reg­is­tered sex of­fend­ers liv­ing in the West Mid­lands po­lice force area at the end of March 2018.

This is the equiv­a­lent of one sex of­fender for ev­ery 747 peo­ple aged 10 and over.

The num­ber of sex of­fend­ers per head in the po­lice force area is 18 per cent higher than across Eng­land and Wales as a whole, which has one sex of­fender for ev­ery 878 peo­ple.

The num­ber of sex of­fend­ers in the West Mid­lands has risen by 5 per cent com­pared to March 2017.

It is also 52 per cent higher than at the end of 2010/ 11, when po­lice force level fig­ures be­gan be­ing pub­lished, when there were 2,201 reg­is­tered sex of­fend­ers liv­ing here.

The fig­ures re­leased by the Min­istry of Jus­tice cover of­fend­ers man­aged by Multi- Agency Pub­lic Pro­tec­tion Ar­range­ments ( MAPPA) aimed at pre­vent­ing fur­ther of­fences.

Sex of­fend­ers are re­quired to no­tify the po­lice of cer­tain de­tails, with fur­ther no­ti­fi­ca­tion re­quired if any of those de­tails change ( some­times re­ferred to as ‘ be­ing on the sex of­fend­ers regis­ter’).

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