Sex Offenders (11391/19)

Request

Q1: How many registered sex offenders are there currently in your forces area whose whereabouts are unknown to your force?  

I understand the information changes on a daily basis and isn’t always recorded as an individual stat for each day of the year,  so please interpret the word ‘currently’ in my question as to mean the date you are processing the request so the figure is easily retrievable.  

Response

Please find enclosed our response.

04/07/19 there are 58 individuals recorded as their whereabouts are unknown.

Please note that these data should be interpreted with caution.

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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