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The number of records on the Violent Sex Offender Register is on course to reach 100,000.

Tom McArthur, director of operational services for the Police Information Technology Organisation (Pito), said the number of records is increasing and data from the prison and probation services is now added to the register.

Speaking at the Electronic Document and Records Management conference, organised by Kable, McArthur said there were originally 45,000 records on ViSOR and this has risen to 53,000 with the addition of non violent offenders.

The addition of prison and probation service data has now begun and will go on through this year.

Pito is also working on interfacing with other systems to improve the quality of data on ViSOR. McArthur highlighted work to use data from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

He said that it will enable police to cross check information on ViSOR with that from other sources to establish its accuracy.

He made the point that while offenders or those under suspicion will often provide incorrect information to the police, they will often provide accurate data to other parts of government - especially when they are due to receive money.

This article was originally published at Kablenet.

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