Dear Merseyside Police,

How many sex offenders went missing during 2018-2019?

How many sex offenders moved abroad during 2018-2019?

How many sex offenders moved abroad with out notifying there trip abroad was permanent?(2018-2019)

What’s your procedure when a sex offender notifies that they want to permently relocate abroad?

Yours faithfully,

Susan Gordon

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

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Good afternoon Ms. Gordon,

 

Please accept my sincere apologies for the delay in providing you with the
requested information, and for the inconvenience this has caused you.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within
Merseyside Police to locate information relevant to your request for:

 

For the years 2018 and 2019, the number of sex offenders who went missing,
moved abroad, and moved abroad without notifying the Force that the move
was permanent. Information relating to the procedure for sex offenders
notifying of a permanent relocation abroad.

 

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within
Merseyside Police to locate information relevant to your request. I can
confirm that the information that you requested is held by Merseyside
Police, however it is not held in a readily retrievable format and would
require a manual review of each individual record which would exceed the
18 hour time/cost limit.  Please find attached my full Response Table
which includes the cost calculation and rationale. Some information is
already published, and the website link has been included on the response
table.

 

Section 17, Freedom of Information Act, 2000, requires Merseyside Police,
when refusing to provide such information (because the information is
exempt) to provide you the applicant with a notice which:

(a) states that fact,

(b) specifies the exemption(s) in question and

(c) states (if that would not otherwise be apparent) why the exemption
applies.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

Section 12(2) states that information need not be disclosed if the cost of
locating/retrieving that information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ of
£450, or 18 hours based on a cost of £25 per hour.
ac[1]https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/200...

 

Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act.  Section 21 states that
information which is reasonably accessible via other means is exempt from
disclosure.

[2]https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/200...

 

If you require anything further in relation to this application, please do
not hesitate to contact me quoting your application reference AG 2020
0817.

 

Kind regards,

 

Alex

 

Alexandra Galvin

Data Analyst – FOI team

Merseyside Police

 

 

 

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More information is available from the Information Commissioner's website

[3]http://www.ico.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

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2. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/200...
3. http://www.ico.org.uk/