Questions that need to be asked
Why are dangerous sex offenders released on bail ?
Why are convicted sex offenders that have been convicted, yet are waiting to be sentenced released on bail, only then to be given the option of absconding ?
TWO rapes and four child sex attacks are committed every week by criminals out on bail, shocking figures reveal.
In all the serial offenders — freed by courts while waiting for their case to be heard — carried out 1,231 serious crimes last year.
It works out at more than 23 a week. Over the year, 102 rape attacks and 206 sex offences against kids were carried out by people on bail.
There were also 41 murders, 25 cases of manslaughter and 857 of grievous bodily harm.
That means more than one in every ten killings or serious assaults is now committed by a criminal who could have been locked up on remand.
Yearly crimes by people awaiting trial
102 cases of rape
1 in 10 violent crimes
206 paedo attacks