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Sexual Offences: Registration

Volume 493: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders are (a) required to register with the police and (b) registered with the police; and how many sex offenders have breached their registration requirements in the last 12 months. (274075)

Data on the number of registered sexual offenders in England and Wales is available in the annual published multi agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) reports:

Each police force monitors all registered sex offenders in their area and knows which of these offenders is currently compliant with the notification requirements. Offenders in breach of their notification requirements have committed a criminal offence and are liable to a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment.