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Sex and Violent Offenders are Going Undetected

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Over two years ago an audit showed that nearly a quarter of the sexual and violent offenders were unaccounted for on the state registry. Fortunately, however things have improved.

But an Associated Press analysis of the data base finds that the whereabouts for about one in eight are still unverified despite big campaign promises and increased focus.

The improvement follows an increased effort by former attorney general Steve bullock, who is now governor, and current attorney general Tim Fox to locate the offenders who did not return their mandatory address verification letters.

The issue was a big one for Fox in his campaign. He says he will make it a priority in office to implement the long list of improvements he has promised to the public.

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