In the Media

Offenders on sex register rise by 15 per cent

PUBLISHED July 29, 2004

The number of registered sex offenders in England and Wales rose last year by 15 per cent, largely as a result of convictions for downloading child pornography on the internet, government figures showed yesterday.

There were 24,572 men and women on the register at the end of March, as against 21,413 at the same time last year.