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From May 2001 all psychologists wishing to become Chartered Forensic Psychologists have been required to
complete the British Psychological Society's Diploma in Forensic Psychology. This consists of an academic component (Stage 1) and a supervised practice component (Stage 2).
The diploma has undergone several changes since May 2001 with a high failure rate for first submission of Stage 2 evidence. At present, six individuals (not all HM Prison Service staff) have successfully completed this process although other have chartered under the old route which ends May 2008.
Mr. Hanson: The National Statistics relating to re-offending do not include a constituency level breakdown. Figures for proven re-offending within two years by adults released from prison or starting a community sentence have been published for 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004. The most recent data was published in the 2007 report, "Re-offending of adults: Results from the 2004 cohort" which is available online at:
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 28 January 2008, Official Report, column 150W, on secure training centres: restraint techniques, what the population of each institution was from 1 April to 30 November 2007. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of the possession of a knife in a public place in a crime hot spot in the last 12 months for which figures are available; how many of those people received a custodial sentence; and if he will make a statement. 
Maria Eagle: The number of persons found guilty at magistrates courts, and the number of those found guilty who were given custodial sentences for the offence Having an article with blade or point in public place, in England and Wales, for the year 2006 can be found in the following table.
From April 2007 police forces have been collecting data on serious violence offences involving a knife or sharp instrument to improve our understanding of the prevalence of these types of crime. The first full year's data will be available from July 08. The new data collection will provide specific information about the level of knife offences in serious violent offences which, over time, will provide trend data to support the Government and the police in identifying areas for which efforts to tackle knife crime should be targeted.
|N umber of persons found guilty at magistrates courts and, of those found guilty the number who were given custodial sentences for the offence Having an article with blade or point in public place, in England and Wales by police force area, for the year 2006( 1,2,3)|
|Force||Found guilty||Found guilty and given a custodial sentence|
|(1) These data are on the principal offence basis.|
(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
(3) Includes the following statutes:
Criminal Justice Act 1988 S.I39 as amended by Offensive Weapons Act 1996 S.3.
Court proceedings database held by RDS Office for Criminal Justice ReformMinistry of Justice
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many registered sex offenders in the relevant areas made no contact with (a) the Metropolitan Police and (b) Sussex Police last year. 
Maria Eagle: The particular data requested are not collected centrally. In the Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) annual reports, police forces report the number of offenders annually who are cautioned or charged for failing to comply with the notification requirements of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (which make them registered sexual offenders). In addition, police forces regularly monitor how many of the registered sexual offenders are not residing where they should. According to data provided by the two forces in question, the number of offenders cautioned or charged for not complying with the requirements between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 20007 was: London (includes Metropolitan and City of London forces): 405; Sussex: 38.
At 31 December 2007, the number of registered sexual offenders who were found to be not residing at their registered addresses was: London (includes Metropolitan and City of London forces): 91; Sussex: 13.
It should be noted that the latter figures will fluctuate, as police forces locate offenders and others cannot be found at their registered addresses. Police forces will seek to trace registered sexual offenders who cannot be found at their registered addresses; including the checking of known alternative addresses, family and social contacts; consultation with other agencies and their records and liaison with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), which operates a most wanted list, published and updated on the internet.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many individuals were on the national sex offenders register in (a) Romford, (b) Greater London and (c) Essex at the most recent date for which figures are available. 
Maria Eagle: Data on registered sexual offenders are collated geographically by police force area and broken down to basic command unit (BCU) level area. The data are published in local multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) annual reports which are available in the House Libraries and at:
|Registered sexual offenders, as at 31 March 2007|
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