National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO)

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  • NDSO is an initiative under National Mission for Safety of Women aimed at curbing crimes against women and children.
  • It will mainly include data of sexual offenders in the country convicted under charges of rape, gang rape, POCSO and eve teasing 2005 onwards.
  • It will contain  key details of convicted sexual offenders such as their names, residential address, photographs, fingerprints, DNA samples, Aadhaar numbers and Personal Account Numbers (PANs).
  • It will be maintained by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for regular monitoring and tracking by State Police.
  • The database will not compromise any individual’s privacy.
  • At present database contains 4.4 lakh entries.
  • State Police will regularly update the database from 2005 onwards.
  • As of now, it does not have records of juvenile offenders, but they are likely to be included in at later stage.
  • NDSO will maintain database of cases classified as posing low danger for a period of 15 years.
  • The database of cases, which are classified as moderate danger, will be stored for 25 years.
  • The data for cases involving repeat and habitual offenders, criminals, convicted gang rapists and custodial rapes will be stored permanently. - National Database on Sexual Offenders (NDSO)