Most Poles say sex offenders register sufficient - survey

Eighty-two percent of Poles in a survey by the Kantar pollster said the current sex offenders register in Poland offered sufficient protection against paedophilia. Five percent said the register was insufficient.

Sixty-one percent of the register approvers said it "decidedly" protected children against paedophiles, 21 percent that it "rather" did. Thirteen percent could not say.

Eighty-two percent of the male and 80 percent of the female pollees declared trust in the register.

Kantar ran the telephone survey from June 29 to 30 on a random sample of 1,000 Poles aged 15 and over.

Poland's Register of Perpetrators of Sexually-motivated Crimes was activated on October 1 2017 and contains the personal data of the country's most notorious sex offenders. One section of the register is accessible only to justice and law enforcement authorities and childcare institutions, the other is publicly accessible on the Justice Ministry website.

Offenders listed in the register must notify the police about every change of residence above 3 days.