Posted on 31st October 2013
The twelfth annual Multi-Agency Public Protection Report has been published today (Thursday, October 31).
The 2012/13 report highlights the work which is undertaken through Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) to protect individuals and communities from the risks posed by dangerous offenders.
It describes how the arrangements work and explains the steps that can be taken if a person is identified as being particularly dangerous.
The report also gives details of how many convicted people in the county are registered sexual offenders, or have been currently identified as violent or potentially dangerous.
In 2012/13, a total of 1,140 offenders in Derbyshire were covered by MAPPA. This is an increase of 50 compared to last year, when there were 1,090.
There were 908 registered sexual offenders, an increase of 60 compared to last year. This amounts to 100 registered sexual offenders per 100,000 population compared to 94 offenders last year.
The remaining 232 are deemed as being in the violent or other dangerous offender categories. These people could have committed assault, robbery, wounding or other similar offences.
Derbyshire Constabulary Assistant Chief Constable Karl Smethem, who chairs the MAPPA strategic management board, said: Safeguarding the public from violent and sexual crime continues to be of the highest priority for agencies across Derbyshire.
“Working together through Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) to manage offenders convicted of such crimes is vitally important.
“The crimes these offenders are responsible for greatly affect the lives of victims, their friends and families and can in turn cause fear in local communities.
“We recognise the public’s concern about people who may present a risk of causing significant harm and we believe that MAPPA provides the best possible framework for these people.
“While it is never possible to eliminate that risk entirely, MAPPA aims to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to reduce the risk of further serious harm to the public.
“We take a tough approach to any increased risk offenders may present, while working hard to rehabilitate them.”
People can read the new report on the MAPPA section of the force website here