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Sexual Offences

Home Department written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are currently on the sex offenders register; and what estimate she has made of the number of sex offenders in the UK who are not subject to the sex offenders register because their convictions took place prior to the implementation of the Sex Offenders Act 1997.

Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne The Minister of State, Home Department

holding answer 15 July 2013

Information on registered sex offenders is held on the Violent and Sex Offender Register (ViSOR) database, a UK-wide system which is used to store and share information and intelligence on individuals.

Data on ViSOR shows that there are currently a total of 64,484 registered sex offenders in the UK,

Information on the number of offenders with convictions made prior to the commencement of the Sex Offenders Act 1997, which introduced the notification requirements for registered sex offenders (commonly referred to as the 'sex offenders' register), is not held centrally.

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