RSO's - 093/15
Dated: 19 Feb 2015
Date of request: 27/01/15
Date of response: 19/02/15
Provision of informati11 held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)
Thank you for your email dated 27 January 2015 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
1) The current number of registered sex offenders on the date of this request (or latest available date) whose whereabouts are classed as ‘missing’
2) The number of sex offenders who didn’t provide their details for the register contrary to their court / release requirement. Please provide for the last calendar year (Jan 2014-Dec 2014) or the latest available full year
3) Of registered sex offenders who have gone missing, what proportion of these individuals are believed to be outside the UK?
4) Of the missing registered sex offenders – what MAPPA levels are they managed at?
5) How long have the missing sex offenders been classed as missing. If it is not possible to provide this information for each offender please provide what you can.
6) How many officers are assigned as their sole role to the management of registered sex offenders in your force area, on the date of this request.
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Crime Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
The data provided below is as of date of your request, 27/01/15
4. Both are Category 1 registerable sex offenders, managed at level 1
5. There is 1 RSO wanted/missing since November 2008 and 1 RSO wanted/missing since May 2002
6. There are 30.5 Full time equivilent members of staff assigned to this role.
Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another. Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.
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