The number of people required to register as sex offenders in the state of California continues to grow at a rapid case, according to the CA Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB). That total number peaked at 109,379 as of January 8, 2020, which represents an increase of about 1,600 in only two months.
“This is the biggest jump in several years,” stated CASOMB Vice Chair Brenda Crowding of the CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Of that total number, CASOMB reported that there are 78,981 registrants not in custody of which 16,809 are in violation for failure to report personal information, including but not limited to, their home address. CASOMB also reported that there are 6,761 registrants who are homeless and therefore required to register monthly as transients. Further, CASOMB reported that there are 6,554 registrants on parole of which 3,521 (about 54 percent) are considered high risk.
These reports were made during today’s public meeting of CASOMB. The board’s next public meeting will be held on Feb. 20 in the Board Room of the Board of State & Community Corrections, 2590 Venture Oaks Way, Sacramento 95833.