Monday, 3 December 2012

The Arizona Republic

Updated 12:15 p.m., Sunday, December 2, 2012

Report: Some Arizona sex offenders unaccounted

"PHOENIX (AP) — Nearly a third of the Arizona's high-risk, registered sex offenders were unaccounted for at some point during 2012, raising questions about the state's system of tracking and monitoring sex offenders, according to a new analysis by the Arizona Republic.

An Arizona Republic analysis ( of nearly 5,700 high-risk offender registrations found large concentrations of offenders in the central areas of Arizona's two largest cities.

About one-third of these high-risk offenders had an unverified address at some point during the seven months the Republic conducted its analysis, meaning authorities could not report precisely where they were and the state database did not have addresses of offenders."

Mon Dec 3, 2012 11:08 PM

Arizona is not unique in its struggles to monitor and house sex offenders. No state does it well, experts say.

"An eight-month review by The Arizona Republic found troubling gaps in Arizona’s system of registering and monitoring sex offenders, with overlapping laws and restrictions contributing to homelessness among high-risk offenders."

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