Justice Minister Maria Eagle said: "The offenders dealt with under MAPPA
can display extremely dangerous and unpredictable behaviour so the risk of further offences is ever present.
Mundi was created in the 1290s, though its geographical origins are frustratingly vague.
Some, like Field Notes 2, draw straight from the Mappa
Mundi, showing Wales at the centre of the world with other lands wrapped around it.
Agencies involved within the MAPPA
process include police, probation, prisons, youth offending teams, health, social services, public and private sector housing providers, local education authorities, job centre and lay advisers, to represent the public voice.
Speaking about this year's figures, South Wales chief probation officer Ian Lankshear said: "The figures indicate little change in the workload of the Mappa
system in South Wales.
Since April 2007 attendance at all meetings held under MAPPA
procedures is monitored and absences are followed up.
She said: 'The Mappa
system was introduced in 2001, and whilst we believe this is the workable structure under which sex offenders should be managed, the current system of monitoring and sharing information about sex offenders needs to be strengthened.
The Northumbria MAPPA
Strategic Management Board comprises representatives from police, probation, prisons, health and two lay advisers, and has support from all other MAPPA
agencies when required.
brings together police, probation, social services and other agencies to monitor dangerous offenders after they are freed.
Last year's Mappa
data showed there were 24,572 on the sex offender register compared with 21,413 a year earlier.
In addition, three violent or dangerous individuals managed under MAPPA
were jailed for breaching their licences.
Past productions, including Canterbury Tales and She Stoops to Conquer, have lent themselves brilliantly to the company's style, taking liberties with the dialogue and including topical pop culture references, so it was always going to be interesting to see how Mappa
Mundi would tackle a Shakespearean classic without veering from the original text.