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Missing Sex Offenders (89A/21)

Request

Of the 45 sex offenders missing, please could you tell me the following again broken down into each year:

– what risk level each is (i.e. low, medium or high risk)

– How many are are believed to be abroad

If this is not possible within the time and cost constraints for all 45 missing sex offenders, within please could you do it for the 20 that went missing in 2020.

CLARIFICATION

I should be grateful if you would clarify if you want figures as at today’s date? Please note: the 45 missing offenders were accurate on the date the figures were produced, that number may have changed now and may not be the same missing offenders.

Yes please, from today’s date.

Response

Please find attached our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

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