164 on Island’s Sex Offenders Register at the end of last year

THIRTY-ONE people were added to the Sex Offenders Register last year, with 164 on the list in total by the end of 2019.

Detective Superintendent Stewart Gull   Picture: JON GUEGAN. (28228599)
Detective Superintendent Stewart Gull Picture: JON GUEGAN. (28228599)

A breakdown of the figures shows that 40 people were in custody at the end of the year, 84 were living in the community and 40 resided away from the Island.

Writing in the 2019 report for Jersey’s Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements group, which was created in 2011 to manage the Island’s most serious violent and sexual offenders, Detective Superintendent Stewart Gull said: ‘The number of reconvictions during 2019 for those clients managed through this multi-agency process remained consistently low, with just eight offenders committing further offences.

‘None of these offences were so serious to require a Serious Incident Report. This does not minimise the impact upon victims of these further criminal behaviours committed by those subject to JMAPPA arrangements.

‘It is important to note that risk can never be completely eradicated, but the effective work of JMAPPA partners goes a long way to contributing towards this highly effective partnership in keeping Jersey safe.’

Det Supt Gull, who is the group’s chairman, added: ‘The ongoing success of JMAPPA is testament to the hard work and dedication of those professionals in enhancing public protection through this partnership forum.’

Comparing last year’s figures to 2018 revealed that there had been a net increase of 11 new registered sex offenders.

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