We reveal the nation's places with the highest concentration of sex offenders
By Guy Basnett, 11/01/2009
PEOPLE living in the centre of Birmingham are almost TEN times more likely to have a convicted SEX OFFENDER as a neighbour than elsewhere in the country.
For one in every 410 residents in the city's Central police area is a rapist, child abuser, or other pervert-as shown on our astonishing map.
See the full list at the bottom of this page.
That's a far greater concentration than the country's safest neighbourhood-BARNET in north London-where there's only one sex offender in every 3,777 people.
The startling figures are revealed for the first time after a News of the World investigation exclusively mapped the nation's sex offender hotspots.
Our figures have been compiled using the police's OWN data, which details how many registered sex offenders live in each police division.
A police source told us: "For years forces have tried to avoid giving detailed figures showing which areas have the highest proportions of sex attackers.
"They're terrified people living in these areas will start to fear for their safety- or their kids' safety. But the stark truth is some areas have many more sex offenders living behind closed doors than others, and pose a much greater risk to the families nearby."
And Michele Elliott, director of kids safety campaign group Kidscape, said: "One in every 400 people is a huge concentration, and very worrying. If I was a parent living there with young kids you bet I'd want to know about it."
And she slammed current laws that mean police can pose few limits on where freed sex attackers can live.
She said: The police can stop you travelling abroad, but they can't say you can't live in Hastings, for example."
Nottingham City division, with one sex offender for every 748 people and Manchester Metropolitan, one in 777, are the second and third highest risk areas
London's Kensington and Chelsea, with one in 3,423 and the capital's Sutton suburb, one in 3,293 are the second and third safest.
Sarah's Law campaigner Sara Payne said keeping the public in the dark about sex offenders' whereabouts allows them to reoffend.
She said: "If they are going to be allowed out it should be under the spotlight, not kept in the shadows where they like to be."
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No child asked to be or enjoys abuse,
it is for the gratification of the inadequate'.
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