It has emerged that Police are releasing rapists and paedophiles without prosecuting them.Those let off without being prosecuted include 12 men who admitted rape, which usually results in at least five years in jail.
In accepting a caution, an offender must admit their crime.
Details released by police forces under freedom of information laws also revealed more than 20 cautions were given to paedophiles who admitted sexual activity with children.
The use of cautions by five forces in the North angered retired officers, MPs and critics of the justice system, and anyone in the world that cares about children.
Sentencing statistics show the number of offenders let off with a caution jumped 17 per cent from 2004 to 2005 to almost 300,000.