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More than 400 freed sex offenders went on to commit rape in the last three years

16.07.12 | News

More than 400 convicted sex offenders who were released in the last three years have gone on to commit rape, it was reported last night.
Statistics compiled by the Ministry of Justice show the reoffending rate for sex offenders has risen over the last few years, with nearly one in every seven rapists caught last year previously committing sex crimes.
More than nine in every ten convicted rapists had some form of prior criminal record, it has been claimed.
The figures, released as part of an annual analysis into reoffending rates, have raised questions over how sex offences are punished, with campaigners warning sentences are not proving to be successful deterrents.
Figures reported last night showed 3,263 rapists have been convicted in the last three years. Of those, 409 already have previous convictions for sex offences.
To read the fill story, go to theTelegraph website.

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