Police Scotland reveal how many sex offenders are living in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife
Police Scotland have revealed the numbers of sex offenders living in Scottish communities, including in Edinburgh. The data, collected up until October 31 of this year, recorded 4,336 sex offenders throughout the country. This does not include sex offenders who are currently in prison or in hospital, which is an additional 1,511. Over the month of October, 88 people were newly registered in total, in both communities and in custody or hospital.
Police Scotland release sex offender figures for your area as numbers increase
At least one sex offender has been registered in Scottish communities almost every day over the last month, according to Police Scotland data. Figures released by the force on a monthly basis showed a rise of 37 sex offenders with an additional 51 either in custody or hospital. Up to October 31 this year there are 4336 creeps in communities across the country, up from 4299 the previous month. While in jail or hospital the number of offenders has risen at a greater pace.
LibDems promise 2%pay rise for police to help boost officers by 20,000
An immediate two per cent pay rise for police has been promised by the Liberal Democrats in their manifesto, as they matched Boris Johnson’s pledge to increase the number of officers by 20,000 in three years. The manifesto, published on Wednesday, will commit to fully funding the pay rise to support recruitment and retention which the party argues is essential if the target of 20,000 new officers is to be achieved.