Posted on 30th October 2014
The thirteenth annual Multi-Agency Public Protection Report has been published today (Thursday, October 30).
The 2013/14 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 posing a risk of causing significant harm..
In 2013/14, a total of 1,261 offenders in Derbyshire were covered by MAPPA. This is an increase 121 compared to last year.
There were 977 registered sexual offenders, an increase of 69 compared to last year.
The remaining 284 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 Martyn Bates, who chairs the MAPPA strategic management board, said: “Safeguarding the public from violent and sexual crime continues to be one of the highest priorities 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 at www.derbyshire.police.uk and on the Ministry of Justice website www.justice.gov.uk