Korea’s Sex Offender Registry is Failure

kpopluv, Oct. 21, 2014, 8:40 a.m.


Personal records of many convicted sex offenders are still not available to the public, despite the need to keep track of their whereabouts in order to prevent the reoccurrence of similar crimes. 



According to data from the Ministry of Justice, the number of registered sex offenders as of late September stands at a mere 417 or 25 percent of the total 1,664 who are required to wear an electronic anklet, posing a serious threat to preventing sex crimes.

The number of registered sex offenders was much lower in South Chungcheong Province (10.5 percent), North Gyeongsang Province (14.3 percent) and Daegu (15 percent).

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