The latest official stats show that 10 violent or sex offenders were reconvicted for further offences in 2018 - four more than in 2017 - but none of those offences was categorised as "serious."
The annual report of the Jersey Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (JMAPPA) also shows that 20 new individuals were placed on the sex offenders' register in 2018, taking the total number to 147. Of those, 28 are in custody, 85 are being 'managed in the community' and 34 live outside of Jersey on a temporary or permanent basis.
The JMAPPA assesses and manages sexual, violent and dangerous offenders, as well as “potentially dangerous persons,” to reduce offending.
The more serious the offending is, the more agencies and resources are involved. Reoffending was noted last year among individuals in the two highest levels of management from the JMAPPA.
The offences committed included assault, malicious damage, larceny, breach of restraining order, breach of probation order, breach of young offenders licence and driving without a licence.
Pictured: The number of violent and sex offenders reconvicted over the years.
The number of individuals involved, 10 out of 69 under "management", marked an increase compared to previous years. In 2017, 2016 and 2015, only six people went on to commit further offences.
Detective Superintendent Stewart Gull, Chairman of JMAPPA, welcomed the results, saying that the reoffending of individuals who are being managed through a multi-agency process “remains consistently low.”
“Since its inception eight years ago, the JMAPPA process has proved very successful, as is shown by the rates of re-offending,” he commented.
Pictured: Detective Superintendent Stewart Gull, Chairman of JMAPPA.
“Individuals are managed based on their offending behaviour and risk, however this process is never 100% 'failsafe,' therefore we continue to offer training and advice to the agencies involved in the process.
"All the agencies concerned in managing these offenders, aim to support them reintegrating back into the community, but also to make sure that they take personal responsibility for their behaviour and conduct.”
At the end of 2018, a total of 162 individuals were being managed at all levels of JMAPPA, 41 of which (including individuals subject to Notification Orders) were actively managed by more than one agency.
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