50 per cent rise in sex offenders in West Mids
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’).