Clydebank has the highest amount of registered sex offenders within West Dunbartonshire.

The statistics provided by Police Scotland following a Freedom of Information request showed that 37 registered sex offenders were living in Clydebank’s G81 postcode.

Meanwhile, G60, which covers Bowling and Old Kilpatrick had three.

As of the end of June, a total of 20 sex offenders were living in the G82 postcode, which covers Dumbarton, Cardross, Milton and Renton.

The G83 postcode, which includes Balloch, Alexandria, Bonhill and Gartocharn and stretches up the west coast of Loch Lomond, had 14.

Registered sex offenders are managed in the community under the MAPPA process (Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangement) which brings together the police, local authorities, Scottish Prison Service (SPS) and health boards.

Together, they assess and monitor those who pose a risk to the public.

Detective Inspector Phil Peacock from Clydebank police office told the Post: “At such MAPPA meetings, individuals are discussed and risk assessment tools are used to identify the level of risk an individual poses to the public.

“Risk management plans are produced to minimise these risks. The agencies required to manage an individual in the community is dependent on the identified risks and their individual needs and circumstances.

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“Local officers also play an important role in the management of individuals within the community. They receive regular briefings making them aware of the individuals residing in their area who they are then able to monitor and record any concerning behaviour. This process has been proven to significantly reduce the likelihood of a registered sex offender committing a further sexual offence.”