Make the Sex Offenders Register Publicly Accessible

Make the Sex Offenders Register Publicly Accessible

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Billie-Nicole Brown started this petition

I would like the Sex Offenders Register to be open to the public. 

People have the right to safety, therefore they should be allowed to search the database to acquire knowledge of such offences. This would give people the power and the confidence to ensure their safety in a number of situations. 

In 2019, the year of my own assault, there were a total of over 164,000 reported sexual assaults, a staggering 113,869 more cases than there were reported just ten years prior according to government statistics. Now, looking to the positives, the huge increase in reports means that more and more people are finding the strength to talk, however, this positivity is met with a huge cloud of negativity, also. 

SEXUAL ASSAULT IS STILL HAPPENING. Why? What can we do to deter the perpetrators?

When my abuser signed the Sex Offenders Register, I was shocked and saddened to learn that this wasn’t information that we had to disclose with future partners and it wasn’t something that the public would be able to access either. Would the fear of public knowledge be enough to make perpetrators think twice? I think it is about time we find out. 

18 have signed. Let’s get to 25!
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