The current National Referral Mechanism (NRM) system is not designed to be able
to accurately identify this type of information. Personal details collected at
the point of entry to the NRM are not currently recorded in a way which permits
the definitive identification of individuals who have been referred more than
once. This is due to a number of factors in the way the data is provided by
both responding agencies and potential victims, as well as how it is collated
and recorded. The recommendations of the NRM review, when implemented, will
make provision for this type of data in the future.