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Centre to launch National Registry of Sex Offenders

New Delhi, Sept 20 (GCNews) Union Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to launch the National Registry of Sex Offenders  with an aim to make public names and faces of those individuals involved in crimes against women.

“The national registry of crimes against women will be launched next month. The records are being sourced from the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS),” a senior Union Home Ministry official said.

The National Crime Records Bureau will be the nodal agency to maintain the registry. It will help law enforcement agencies to identify repeat offenders, while people, too, would be aware of those involved in crimes that are sexual in nature, the official said.

According to NCRB data, as many as 38,947 rape cases were registered in 2016, against 34,651 in 2015.

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