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Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements report out
THE annual Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements report for Wiltshire has revealed the county has 450 registered sex offenders and 106 violent offenders.
The Probation Trust, HM Prison Service and Wiltshire Police work together to manage the risks posed by certain convicted violent (category two) and sexual, (category one) offenders.
Deputy Chief Constable Mike Veale said: “Aiming to make Wiltshire and Swindon the safest county in the country is the vision of MAPPA. The report explains how we strive to achieve this. The figures released reinforce that the processes in place offer the maximum protection to the public as they are intended to do.
“The latest report reveals there was a very low rate of further serious offending during this period with just four Level 2 and 3 offenders returning to custody.
“The Probation Trust and Wiltshire Police demand good compliance by offenders with the supervision and monitoring arrangements. This is achieved in a high percentage of cases and rigorously enforced if offenders do not co-operate.
“The Wiltshire and Swindon MAPPA Board has also supported two important initiatives during this period. One is the provision of software to Wiltshire Police which enables us to monitor specific computers used by offenders. The second is the financial support given by MAPPA to a regional charity which works with sex offenders in the community.”
View the full report at www.wiltshire.police.uk