brussels - At least 120 000 repeat offenders in Belgium have been possible to impose a light sentence because certainly 310.000 rulings are missing in the central criminal records. That writing the Belgian newspaper De Morgen and Het Laatste Nieuws Saturday .
Words spoken between 2007 and 2014. Because that is not in the registry, judges in many cases not have known all the unteachable offenders error gone.
They therefore came away with light sentences or suspensions. The newspapers think that 120 000 cases a low estimate is. The Belgian Justice Ministry has promised that the backlog is eliminated by 2018.