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Sex Offenders: Registration

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were on the sex offenders register in Northern Ireland in each of the past six years. (166208)

The total number of sex offenders in Northern Ireland subject to the notification requirements of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 was as follows:


31 March 2007


31 March 2006


31 March 2005


The majority of persons who come under the notification requirements are subject to a notification period of five years or more and the annual increase largely reflects the number of new convictions.

As a breakdown of figures for sex offenders subject to the notification requirements was not recorded on an annual basis until 2005, I am not able to provide the information requested for 2002, 2003 and 2004.