The stats, which come from the 2015-16 Multi-Agency Public Protection (MAPPA) Annual Report, show that there are 101 RSOs per 100,000 population. In addition, there are a further 336 violent offenders and 19 other dangerous offenders.
You can find the full report for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight here.
A spokesperson for the NSPCC has this week said:
“It’s good that more of these individuals are being put on the list of registered sex offenders but it’s worrying that this is such a prolific problem, as many of these offenders will be paedophiles.
“In just ten years, the number of registered sex offenders has risen by 73% and these latest figures mean that nearly one in every 1,000 people in England and Wales is on the register.
“A trend towards more survivors of sex abuse being willing to come forward is encouraging. But there is no room for complacency and it is important to report signs of sexual abuse when they occur.”
Children who are worried about sexual abuse can contact Childline on 0800 11 11, and adults with concerns about a child can contact the NSPCC helpline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year on 0808 800 5000, by texting 88858 or visiting www.nspcc.org.uk.