MAPPA annual report is published

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TODAY sees the publication of Derbyshire’s tenth annual Multi-Agency Public Protection Report.

The 2010/11 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 2010/11, a total of 1,036 offenders in Derbyshire were covered by MAPPA. This is an increase of 71 compared to last year. There were 749 registered sexual offenders, an increase of 30 compared to last year. This amounts to 83 registered sexual offenders per 100,000 population compared to 80 offenders last year.

The remaining 287 are deemed as being violent or other dangerous offender categories. These people could have committed assault, robbery, wounding or other similar offences.

Following the publication of the report, people will be able to take part in an online discussion with staff involved in the arrangements. This is the first time Derbyshire police have held such an event.

To take part in the discussion, between 7pm and 8pm on Tuesday, November 1, log onto the virtual surgery section of the Derbyshire Constabulary website www.derbyshire.police.uk.

Derbyshire Constabulary Assistant Chief Constable Alec Wood, who chairs the MAPPA strategic management board, said: “Our Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) set out the robust way we work together to identify, assess and manage high-risk offenders across the county.

“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.

“It is never possible to eliminate that risk entirely, but we work hard to rehabilitate offenders while taking a tough approach to any increased risk they may present.”

People can read the new report on the MAPPA section of the force website at and on the information page of the Derbyshire Probation website - www.dpsonline.org.uk.