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Sexual Offences

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered sex offenders there were in each police authority area in each year since 2004; and how many offenders were (a) cautioned and (b) charged for failing to comply with the notification requirements of the Sexual Offenders Act 2003 in that period. (195016)

Table 1 gives the number of registered sex offenders in each police authority area for every year since 2003-04.

The Government do not routinely collect data on the number of sex offenders cautioned for failing to comply with their notification requirements. However, the Government do collect data on the number of sex offenders who were:

charged with a serious further offence;

found in breach of their licence conditions; and

found in breach of a Sexual Offence Prevention Order.

Tables 2 to 4 give these figures (in relation to sexual offenders managed at MAPPA levels 2 and 3) for each of the aforementioned categories, by area, for every year since 2003-04.

Table 1: Registered sex offenders by area

Area

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Avon and Somerset

671

674

787

809

Bedfordshire

270

335

394

323

Cambridgeshire

322

353

387

407

Cheshire

429

474

537

577

County Durham

265

306

327

348

Cumbria

231

253

260

280

Derbyshire

479

554

628

609

Devon and Cornwall

725

808

879

920

Dorset

333

352

379

415

Dyfed-Powys

232

275

308

299

Essex

542

680

802

735

Gloucestershire

231

284

311

311

Gwent

319

365

391

406

Hampshire

999

1,035

1,118

1,190

Hertfordshire

280

328

428

400

Humberside

584

645

715

653

Kent

780

954

941

983

Lancashire

726

980

941

998

Leicestershire

484

508

543

534

Lincolnshire

328

380

401

414

London

2,272

2,657

3,113

3,151

Greater Manchester

1,388

1,800

1,643

1,722

Merseyside

791

941

970

975

Norfolk

484

547

637

546

North Wales

308

389

395

405

North Yorkshire

283

315

338

359

Northamptonshire

246

310

344

355

Northumbria

750

851

898

870

Nottinghamshire

651

708

712

747

South Wales

606

765

680

695

South Yorkshire

682

911

791

830

Staffordshire

458

538

627

676

Suffolk

309

368

393

413

Surrey

371

371

390

426

Sussex

581

752

804

789

Teesside

339

393

354

357

Thames Valley

763

822

936

982

Warwickshire

183

231

232

259

West Mercia

565

689

635

655

West Midlands

1,647

2,158

1,925

1,850

West Yorkshire

1,431

1,669

1,373

1,387

Wiltshire

234

266

316

356

Total

24,572

28,994

29,983

30,416

Table 2: Sex offenders charged with a serious further offence (SFO)

Area

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Avon and Somerset

0

0

0

0

Bedfordshire

0

0

0

1

Cambridgeshire

0

0

0

0

Cheshire

0

0

0

0

County Durham

0

0

0

0

Cumbria

2

0

0

0

Derbyshire

2

3

2

0

Devon and Cornwall

1

0

0

1

Dorset

0

1

1

1

Dyfed-Powys

1

0

0

0

Essex

0

0

0

1

Gloucestershire

0

0

0

0

Gwent

0

0

0

0

Hampshire

0

0

1

0

Hertfordshire

3

4

0

0

Humberside

0

0

0

0

Kent

1

1

0

3

Lancashire

1

0

0

0

Leicestershire

1

0

0

0

Lincolnshire

0

0

0

0

London

0

0

0

0

Greater Manchester

2

6

2

0

Merseyside

2

1

0

1

Norfolk

0

0

0

0

North Wales

0

0

1

0

North Yorkshire

0

0

0

1

Northamptonshire

0

0

0

0

Northumbria

0

1

0

0

Nottinghamshire

0

0

2

0

South Wales

1

2

1

2

South Yorkshire

1

4

0

1

Staffordshire

0

0

0

0

Suffolk

0

0

0

0

Surrey

1

0

0

0

Sussex

0

4

0

0

Teesside

2

0

1

0

Thames Valley

0

0

0

0

Warwickshire

0

0

0

0

West Mercia

2

4

0

0

West Midlands

2

1

1

0

West Yorkshire

1

0

0

1

Wiltshire

0

0

0

0

Total

26

32

12

13

Table 3: Sex offenders found in breach of licence by area

Area

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Avon and Somerset

1

0

3

4

Bedfordshire

1

3

6

4

Cambridgeshire

1

1

0

1

Cheshire

6

5

5

2

County Durham

1

2

2

0

Cumbria

5

0

1

1

Derbyshire

5

4

4

7

Devon and Cornwall

9

11

7

5

Dorset

2

4

1

6

Dyfed-Powys

3

1

4

4

Essex

2

2

2

5

Gloucestershire

2

4

2

1

Gwent

6

0

2

5

Hampshire

2

8

6

7

Hertfordshire

0

2

1

2

Humberside

0

2

10

3

Kent

9

6

11

7

Lancashire

5

2

6

3

Leicestershire

5

10

14

7

Lincolnshire

5

6

5

8

London

4

8

2

4

Greater Manchester

30

38

26

34

Merseyside

6

11

7

12

Norfolk

14

1

3

5

North Wales

2

5

6

4

North Yorkshire

3

2

4

4

Northamptonshire

7

6

6

0

Northumbria

7

7

13

14

Nottinghamshire

2

3

5

2

South Wales

0

11

12

8

South Yorkshire

12

16

1

6

Staffordshire

2

4

2

9

Suffolk

3

1

2

2

Surrey

3

0

0

0

Sussex

16

8

6

9

Teesside

4

2

2

3

Thames Valley

9

6

5

2

Warwickshire

1

1

4

1

West Mercia

8

3

7

8

West Midlands

32

12

6

7

West Yorkshire

33

3

14

2

Wiltshire

1

1

1

0

Total

269

222

226

218

Table 4: Sex offenders found in breach of SOPO by area

Area

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Avon and Somerset

1

0

0

0

Bedfordshire

0

0

0

0

Cambridgeshire

0

0

0

0

Cheshire

0

0

0

0

County Durham

0

0

0

0

Cumbria

0

0

0

0

Derbyshire

0

0

1

0

Devon and Cornwall

0

2

1

1

Dorset

1

0

0

0

Dyfed-Powys

1

0

1

0

Essex

0

0

0

0

Gloucestershire

0

0

1

0

Gwent

0

0

0

0

Hampshire

1

0

3

1

Hertfordshire

0

0

0

0

Humberside

0

0

0

0

Kent

0

2

1

1

Lancashire

4

0

1

1

Leicestershire

0

0

0

1

Lincolnshire

0

0

0

1

London

0

1

0

0

Greater Manchester

1

1

8

0

Merseyside

1

0

0

0

Norfolk

1

0

0

0

North Wales

0

0

0

0

North Yorkshire

2

1

1

0

Northamptonshire

0

0

0

0

Northumbria

0

2

0

2

Nottinghamshire

4

2

1

1

South Wales

0

0

0

3

South Yorkshire

0

0

1

2

Staffordshire

0

0

1

0

Suffolk

0

0

0

0

Surrey

0

0

0

0

Sussex

0

0

0

0

Teesside

0

0

0

0

Thames Valley

2

1

0

0

Warwickshire

0

0

0

1

West Mercia

0

1

0

0

West Midlands

5

1

0

2

West Yorkshire

1

1

0

0

Wiltshire

1

0

0

0

Total

26

15

21

17

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered sex offenders in each police authority area (a) failed to comply with the notification requirements of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and (b) were found not to be residing at their registered address in each year since 2004. (195019)

Data on the number of offenders convicted of a failure to comply with the notification requirements is not collated by police force area. Data on the number of offenders not residing at their permanent address is not collated centrally.

Figures by area for breaches of licence requirements, sexual offence prevention orders (SOPOs) and for those charged with a serious further offence (SFO) are provided in the following tables in relation to sexual offenders managed at MAPPA levels 2 and 3.

Sex offenders found in breach of SOPO by area

Area

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Avon and Somerset

0

0

0

Bedfordshire

0

0

0

Cambridgeshire

0

0

0

Cheshire

0

0

0

County Durham

0

0

0

Cumbria

0

0

0

Derbyshire

0

1

0

Devon and Cornwall

2

1

1

Dorset

0

0

0

Dyfed-Powys

0

1

0

Essex

0

0

0

Gloucestershire

0

1

0

Gwent

0

0

0

Hampshire

0

3

1

Hertfordshire

0

0

0

Humberside

0

0

0

Kent

2

1

1

Lancashire

0

1

1

Leicestershire

0

0

1

Lincolnshire

0

0

1

London

1

0

0

Greater Manchester

1

8

0

Merseyside

0

0

0

Norfolk

0

0

0

North Wales

0

0

0

North Yorkshire

1

1

0

Northamptonshire

0

0

0

Northumbria

2

0

2

Nottinghamshire

2

1

1

South Wales

0

0

3

South Yorkshire

0

1

2

Staffordshire

0

1

0

Suffolk

0

0

0

Surrey

0

0

0

Sussex

0

0

0

Teesside

0

0

0

Thames Valley

1

0

0

Warwickshire

0

0

1

West Mercia

1

0

0

West Midlands

1

0

2

West Yorkshire

1

0

0

Wiltshire

0

0

0

Total

15

21

17

Sex offenders found in breach of licence by area

Area

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Avon and Somerset

0

3

4

Bedfordshire

3

6

4

Cambridgeshire

1

0

1

Cheshire

5

5

2

County Durham

2

2

0

Cumbria

0

1

1

Derbyshire

4

4

7

Devon and Cornwall

11

7

5

Dorset

4

1

6

Dyfed-Powys

1

4

4

Essex

2

2

5

Gloucestershire

4

2

1

Gwent

0

2

5

Hampshire

8

6

7

Hertfordshire

2

1

2

Humberside

2

10

3

Kent

6

11

7

Lancashire

2

6

3

Leicestershire

10

14

7

Lincolnshire

6

5

8

London

8

2

4

Greater Manchester

38

26

34

Merseyside

11

7

12

Norfolk

1

3

5

North Wales

5

6

4

North Yorkshire

2

4

4

Northamptonshire

6

6

0

Northumbria

7

13

14

Nottinghamshire

3

5

2

South Wales

11

12

8

South Yorkshire

16

1

6

Staffordshire

.4

2

9

Suffolk

1

2

2

Surrey

0

0

0

Sussex

8

6

9

Teesside

2

2

3

Thames Valley

6

5

2

Warwickshire

1

4

1

West Mercia

3

7

8

West Midlands

12

6

7

West Yorkshire

3

14

2

Wiltshire

1

1

0

Total

222

226

218

Sex offenders charged with a serious further offence (SFO)

Area

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Avon and Somerset

0

0

0

Bedfordshire

0

0

1

Cambridgeshire

0

0

0

Cheshire

0

0

0

County Durham

0

0

0

Cumbria

0

0

0

Derbyshire

3

2

0

Devon and Cornwall

0

0

1

Dorset

1

1

1

Dyfed-Powys

0

0

0

Essex

0

0

1

Gloucestershire

0

0

0

Gwent

0

0

0

Hampshire

0

1

0

Hertfordshire

4

0

0

Humberside

0

0

0

Kent

1

0

3

Lancashire

0

0

0

Leicestershire

0

0

0

Lincolnshire

0

0

0

London

0

0

0

Greater Manchester

6

2

0

Merseyside

1

0

1

Norfolk

0

0

0

North Wales

0

1

0

North Yorkshire

0

0

1

Northamptonshire

0

0

0

Northumbria

1

0

0

Nottinghamshire

0

2

0

South Wales

2

1

2

South Yorkshire

4

0

1

Staffordshire

0

0

0

Suffolk

0

0

0

Surrey

0

0

0

Sussex

4

0

0

Teesside

0

1

0

Thames Valley

0

0

0

Warwickshire

0

0

0

West Mercia

4

0

0

West Midlands

1

1

0

West Yorkshire

0

0

1

Wiltshire

0

0

0

Total

32

12

13