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BBC police want to database people who are suspicious but not convicted

BBC police want to database people who are suspicious but not convicted
BBC police want to database people who are suspicious but not convicted




-------- Original Message --------
Subject: BBC E-mail: Offenders database 'to cut crime'
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 00:59:11 +0000
From: J . D . Abolins  
To: declan@well.com 

J.D. Abolins saw this story on BBC News Online and thought you
should see it.



** Offenders database 'to cut crime' **
A computer system that allows police to share details of dangerous 
offenders is to be unveiled.
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/4163764.stm > 

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A computer system allowing police to share details of dangerous 
offenders has been unveiled by the Home Office.

The =A310m Violent and Sex Offenders Register (Visor) is intended to help 
reduce re-offending and contains information on 47,000 people.

It controversially includes details on people who have not been 
convicted, but are still considered a public danger.

Minister Fiona Mactaggart said Visor could help reduce crime and was "a 
step change in public protection".

The national database has been made available to all police forces and 
is expected to be rolled out to the Probation Service next year. A pilot 
is also being carried out in the Prison Service.

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