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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-05373: Margaret Mitchell (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, in relation to notifications of personal details, how many people on the sex offenders register in each of the last five years have failed to (a) make an annual notification to the police, (b) notify the police three days after their release from prison and (c) notify police of a change.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 16 December 2016

The Scottish Government holds information on the number of convictions for failure to notify by people on the sex offenders register as offences under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and Sex Offenders Act 1997. The available information is given in the following table. Information on the exact circumstances of the failure to notify is not held centrally.

People on the sexual offenders register convicted for offences relating to notification1, 2010-11 to 2014-15

 

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Custody

53

44

54

54

54

Community sentence

14

13

14

27

20

Monetary

44

42

41

60

69

Other

31

42

47

57

50

Total

142

141

156

198

193

Source: Criminal proceedings database

1- Where main offence

Statistics on those who failed to notify of travel outside the United Kingdom are not included in this answer but can be seen in the answer to question S5W-05371 on
16 December 2016.

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