In the Media

Crackdown on internet traps more paedophiles

PUBLISHED October 18, 2005

The number of registered sex offenders rose by 18 per cent last year as police mounted largescale operations against internet paedophiles and the sex trade.

Annual figures published yesterday showed that the number of criminals on the sex offenders register rose from 24,572 to 28,994 in the 12 months to April.