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sex offender

n. generic term for all persons convicted of crimes involving sex, including rape, molestation, sexual harassment and pornography production or distribution. In mosst states convicted sex offenders are supposed to report to local police authorities, but many do not. (See: rape, molestation, sexual harassment, pornography)

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Specialist officers are responsible for monitoring 65 sex offenders each when the recommended national guidelines is 50.
The United States and other countries maintain a sex offender registry that allows authorities to keep track of the activities and movements of sex offenders.
The number of sex offenders per head in the police force area is 18 per cent higher than across England and Wales as a whole, which has one sex offender for every 878 people.
The number of sex offenders per head in the police force area is 54% higher than across England and Wales as a whole, which has one sexoffender for every 878 people.
The statistics show there were 4,701 registered sex offenders living in Wales at the end of March 2018, the equivalent of one sex offender for every 844 people aged 10 and over.
An NSPCC spokesperson said: "As the number of sex offenders being monitored grows it's important to understand how these arrangements will continue to reduce the risk of reoffending.
As well as this, 33 serious sex offenders were returned to prison for breaching their licence conditions.
The figure is also 63% higher than at the end of 2010/11 - when police force level figures were first published - when there were 1,079 registered sex offenders living here.
As well as this, four serious sex offenders were returned to prison for breaching their licence conditions.
The number of sex offenders per head in the police force area is 4% higher than across England and Wales as a whole, which has one sex offender for every 878 people.

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