Areas of Edinburgh with most sex offenders discovered in new Scottish Police statistics

Police Scotland have released their latest statistics on Edinburgh sex offenders.

They publish statistics on Registered Sex Offenders (RSOs) and as of November 30 there were 4,490 across Scotland.

In Edinburgh, there are currently 365 RSOs living in the city, but Glasgow was the highest with 716 living among them.

EH7 covering Lochend and Craigentinny has the highest amount in Edinburgh with 44 offenders living in the area.

EH6, including Leith and Newhaven, has 43 sex offenders living in their community.

EH11 covering the likes of Georgia has 41 in their community.

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EH16, along with Craigmillar and Liberton has 40 sex offenders among them.

E14, including Wester Hailes and Riccarton, has 40 people registered in the region.

And EH4, containing the likes of Blackhall and Clermiston, has 37 registered RSOs in the region.

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Scottish police say they are doing what they can to protect the public.

They explain that RSOs are strictly monitored by the police and partner agencies.

A spokesperson explained: “Protecting the public is a priority for Police Scotland. While we can never completely eliminate risks, we want to reassure communities that all reasonable steps are being taken to protect them.

“We have measures in place to minimize the likelihood of sexual recidivism by registered sex offenders (RSOs) and would seek to reassure people that sexual recidivism rates remain extremely low.

“RSOs are robustly managed by law enforcement and our partners through Multi-Agency Public Protection Agreements (MAPPAs) and are subject to comprehensive community risk assessment and management. The Scottish Police have units of dedicated officers specially trained for this task.