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Sex Offenders Register - 1029/19

Date Responded 10 September 2019

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:

Please could you provide me with the following information:

  1. The number of individuals who have applied (whether successfully or unsuccessfully) to have their name removed from the Sex Offenders Register. Please provide the figures for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Please also provide a breakdown of the category of crime these individuals had committed (e.g. rape, child abuse).
  2. The number of individuals who have actually been removed from the Sex Offenders Register. Please provide the figures for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Please also provide a breakdown of the category of crime these individuals had committed (e.g. rape, child abuse).

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.

  1. 2016 - 24

    2017 - 31

    2018 – 11

2. 2016 – 22

    2017 – 25

     2018 – 4

 

Of the 24 applications received in 2016:-

17 were convicted of child abuse offences - (15 successful applications and 2 refusals)

7 were convicted of offences against adults, all 7 were rape offences - (7 successful applications)

 

Of the 31 applications received in 2017:-

26 were convicted of child abuse offences - (21 successful applications, 4 refusals and 1 withdrew their application)

1 was convicted of indecent assault adult female - (Application refused).  4 convicted of adult rape - (applications successful)

 

Of the 11 applications received in 2018:-

7 were convicted of child abuse offences - (3 successful applications, 3 refusals and 1 withdrew their application)

4 were convicted of offences against adult females, 1 x rape - (application successful), 1 x attempt rape - (application refused), 2 x indecent assault - (1 application refused ,1 withdrew their application)

 

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