Of that total, the registry has yet to classify the threat level of 936 individuals, including more than 300 that had committed sex crimes against children.
State law requires convicted sex offenders to register with the sex offender board and update their information annually, including any changes to their address.
The public shall have access to the information regarding a level 2 offender through the Local Police Department and through the Sex Offender Registry Board.
Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffense is high and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a substantial public safety interest is served by active dissemination, it shall give a level 3 designation to the sex offender.
Where the Board determines that the risk of reoffense is moderate and the degree of dangerousness posed to the public is such that a public safety interest is served by public availability of registration information, it shall give a level 2 designation to the sex offender.
As a result, the public has no way to know if some potentially dangerous sex offenders live in their communities, while the risk that those individuals will commit new crimes increases, Bump said.