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Date Responded 13 July 2023

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

I kindly request the following information for the period of the last five years:

1. The total number of registered sex offenders within your jurisdiction.

2. The number of registered sex offenders whose whereabouts are currently unknown.

3. Any available details regarding the crimes committed by the missing registered sex offenders, including but not limited to cases of rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse of children.

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Safeguarding 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.


Year (last week in)

Total- who reside in the Community












2. Northumbria Police has as of the date of your request 10 RSOs currently recorded as ‘wanted’ because their whereabouts are unknown.  This total is only valid for the date in question because the information is dynamic and will change as arrests are made or new cases come to light through proactive intelligence led policing or routine visits to registered offenders.

3. Of the 10 wanted RSO’s the crimes they have committed which have resulted in them being wanted are:

Fail to Comply with Registration requirements x 7 RSO’s

Breach of Community Order

Wanted recall

Fail to appear

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