Inaccuracies found in sex offender registries

Sex offender registries in the United States overestimate the number of offenders by as much as 60%, new research has found.

Of more than 200,000 listed offenders, researchers at the University of Washington found only 43% actually lived where they were registered. Some offenders had either moved, died, were jailed or had been deported.

According to the researchers, these inaccuracies make it harder for communities to determine risk and allocate law-enforcement resources.

Read more at University of Washington