Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Errors in Sex Offender Registries
Interesting article in the Idaho Statesman. It refers to a Dept. of Justice report on the National Sex Offender Registry. Turns out, about 22% of the records in the registry are incomplete. Local agencies tell us that keeping their databases complete and accurate is a constant challenge. They send officers out to check on registered offenders, but the system is set up to essentially depend on the offender to register their data and keep it updated.