The California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) disclosed several registrant statistics during its monthly board meeting on September 20. The statistics were presented by representatives from several state agencies.
According to the California Department of Justice, there are currently a total of 106,627 people required to register as sex offenders. Of that total, there are 77,666 people who live “in the community”, that is, not in jail, prison or a state hospital. The total also includes 6,652 people who are homeless (also referred to as transients) of which about 1,500 are in violation for failure to register.
According to the California Department of State Hospitals, there are 955 registrants who have been civilly committed in Coalinga State Hospital. Of that total, 509 registrants have been determined to be sexually violent predators, however, determinations are still pending for another 443 registrants.
According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, there are currently a total of 119,544 people in state prisons. This is 132 percent of state prison capacity and lower than the 137 percent cap on prison populations placed by the courts. Of that total, there are 47,741 people on parole of which 6,089 are required to register as sex offenders.
The next CASOMB meeting is scheduled on Thursday, October 25, starting at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at 2590 Venture Oaks Way, Sacramento. The meeting is open to the public.