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Registered Sex Offenders (457A/22)


  1. Since the start of 2019, how many registered sex offenders have notified West Midlands Police that they have changed address?
  2. And: How many, if any, of these requests were denied, or any other action taken in relation to the request (please specify)?


Please find our response below.

  1. 1,838. Please be advised this does not include multiple notifications from the same offender or offenders that are no longer subject to active management.
  2. No change of address can be denied by Police. Police can identify risk factors with an address but police alone have no legal standing to refuse addresses. Appropriate risk management, risk assessments, disclosures and partner agency liaison happens as a matter of course when a nominal changes address.

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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