The total number of sex offenders in Northern Ireland subject to the notification requirements of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 was as follows:
Number 31 March 2007 670 31 March 2006 620 31 March 2005 544
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.