According to a report from the Korea Daily on March 2, although Cho Doo-soon, who caused public outrage in South Korea, has been released for more than two months, disputes over where child sex offenders live after being released from prison are still ongoing. There are 5 kindergartens and 1 elementary school within a 500-meter radius of Zhao Douchun’s home. Many parents are worried about the safety of their children going to and from school. Take a high school in Seoul as an example. In a 500-meter radius of the school, 13 persons who had been released for sexual crimes who needed to be disclosed were living within a 500-meter radius of the school. In 7 cases, the victims were children and adolescents. Many local residents complain about not going out much except for necessary activities such as commuting to get off work and picking up children.
According to the relevant laws of South Korea, the personal information of the sex offender can be disclosed on the Internet after the judge’s judgment is obtained. Through the analysis of these data, it is found that as of the end of 2020, 1,622 persons released from sexual crimes who have been sentenced to public identity information are living in densely populated areas of the capital, of which 1,397 (86.1%) have residences within a 500-meter radius. Various educational facilities. And each of them has 2.4 schools within a 500-meter radius of their residence.
Why are the Korean people vigilant about these people who have been released from prison for sexual crimes? According to statistics from the Ministry of Justice of South Korea, from June 2016 to June 2020, among those released from prison who had to wear “electronic shackles” after being released from prison, there were 292 sexual crimes again, of which 44% (129 cases) occurred. Within 500 meters of the radius of his residence. According to a report released by the Korea Criminal Policy Research Institute, through an analysis of cases involving children and adolescents who have been released from prison by disclosing their identity information throughout 2018, 54.7% of the cases occurred near the place where the offender lived.
According to reports, the reason why many South Koreans hate living in the same area with those who have been released for sexual crimes is that many people have experienced sexual crimes or sexual harassment. The professor of Dongguk University in South Korea authorized Rilong to believe that sexual crimes are similar to gambling, and they are addictive. Therefore, the criminal motives of sexual crimes are difficult to completely disappear. Especially child sex crimes are often more difficult to detect, so it is necessary to carefully manage the release of related crimes.
Korean media reported that South Korean congressmen have already proposed legislation to restrict the residence of persons released from sexual crimes, stating that they should not live within 500 meters of schools and other places where victims may be concentrated.