New data obtained by Global News has revealed that the City of Hamilton has the densest concentration of registered sex offenders in Southern Ontario.
Information released following a Supreme Court of Canada ruling shows a high concentration of sex offenders in Hamilton’s inner-city with approximately 200 living below the mountain.
The western part of central Hamilton along York Boulevard has been identified one worst areas for offenders.
The province originally argued that publishing the data could lead to the identification of registered sex offenders but Ontario’s information commissioner ruled in favor of making the data public.
The Ontario registry requires people convicted of sexual offences to register their home address with police for either 10 years or life.