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Thursday, December 18, 2014

The 2015 Report from Virginia State Police on the Monitoring of Sex Offenders Required to Comply with the Registry - We've Exceeded 21,300 RSO’s AND As of November 2014 1 out of every 148 Adult Males in Virginia is a Registered Sex Offender


                                                          Virginia Sex Offender Registry                                                                           
 
 
2009 Report  Last 12 months as of 12/1/2008
2011 Report          Last 12 months as of 12/1/2010
2013 Report  Last 12 months as of 12/1/2012
2015 Report    Last 13.5 months as of 11/25/2014
Annual Average
 
Quantity of Registered Sex Offenders (RSO's) Incarcerated *
6,750
7,641
8,295
9,138
N/A
 
Quantity of RSO's under VA-DOC Probation Supervision *
2,941
3,420
3,536
3,478
N/A
 
Quantity of RSO's under VA State Police (VSP) Supervision *
5,606
6,562
7,699
8,726
N/A
 
Total RSO's in Virginia *
15,297
17,623
19,530
21,342
N/A
 
RSO Increase from Previous Year
Not Known
1,385
867
1,812
1,008
 
Number of New RSO's Added to Virginia Registry Every Week
Not Known
27
17
17
20
 
Number of New RSO's Added to Virginia Registry Every Month
Not Known
115
72
74
87
 
Ratio of Virginians on the Registry
1 out of every 523
1 out of every 454
1 out of every 410
1 out of every 375
N/A
 
Ratio of Adult (18 year or older) Virginians on the  Registry
1 out of every 401
1 out of every 348
1 out of every 314
1 out of every 287
N/A
 
Ratio of Adult, Males on the Virginia Registry **
1 out of every 207
1 out of every 179
1 out of every 162
1 out of every 148
N/A
 
 
 
 
 
* = 57 weeks not 52 weeks
 
 
State Population Numbers taken from 2010 U.S. Census
 
 
 
 
 
 
*        -January 1st Yearly Virginia State Police (VSP) Report: Monitoring of Registered Sex Offenders for the Governor and General Assembly
 
**     - 95% of the Virginia Registry is Male per 2012 VA Crime Report. VSP declined to reply to both a February 2011 & a May 2012 FOIA request for Male v. Female totals.
12/22/2014

Note: I can email the full chart 2008 to 2014 to anyone who wants to see it; it is just too long to fit on the blog now.

The 2015 Report  from the Virginia State Police (VSP) on Monitoring Sex Offenders is now available on-line for those of you who are interested, I have also added it to the VSP Report page. 

For quick comparison here is the 2014 Report . 

1) From 2009 until 2013 the RSO count was from December 1st so all comparisons were apples to apples. 

Then in the 2014 report is was taken from October 16th (six weeks earlier than previous years) making the growth look extremely low and making comparisons more like apples to oranges. 

So for 2015 would they go back to December 1st or continue on with October 16th as the jumping off point? 

Ahhhhhhh, neither! 

This year the count of RSO’s in Virginia was taken on November 25th, five days earlier than most years but 40 days later than the 2014 count. 

So keep this in mind when I cover growth of the Virginia registry. 
 

2) As of November 25, 2014 (per the 2015 Report) there are 21,342 Registered Sex Offenders in Virginia.

Of those 21,342:
9,138            are incarcerated
3,478            are under VA-DOC Probation supervision
8,726            are under VSP Monitoring 

For comparison- Per the 2014 Report there were 20,360 Registered Sex Offenders in Virginia.
Of those 20,360:
8,713             were incarcerated
3,502            were under VA-DOC Probation supervision
8,145            were under VSP Monitoring 

3) Per the 2015 Report During the past year, the SOIU troopers have initiated 2,873 criminal investigations for failure to register or false reporting, 514 have resulted in convictions. Many cases are still pending trial. 

For comparison- Per the 2014 Report The SOIU troopers initiated 2,798 criminal investigations for failure to register or false reporting, 583 have resulted in convictions. Many cases are still pending trial. 

4) On page 4 of the 2015 Report bullets #2 through #5 are about VSP and US Marshal initiatives over the last year and 5 weeks. Including an inappropriately titled operation “Big Lick” which targeted 100 RSO’s but then no number of arrests is mentioned same with the summer initiative in the next bullet 200 RSO’s target but no number of arrests or convictions so that leads me to assume ZERO for both operations.  

If that’s the case, then these were not “wanted” RSO’s or “non-compliant” RSO’s and these two VSP/US Marshal operations were 100% harassment of 300 compliant Virginians, their spouses, parents, roommates and children.  

How much did that financially cost the Feds and/or the State? 

Based on consistent rate of growth (December 2008 to November 2014) the Virginia Sex Offender Registry should  reach 25,000 in 2018, at that point 1 out of every 126 Adult Males in Virginia will be a Registered Sex Offender. 

Mary Devoy