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More than 93,000 suspected violent criminals and sex offenders have been released without restrictions by police in England and Wales since 2017, figures obtained by BBC Newsnight show.
People suspected of offences including rape and murder have been among those "Released Under Investigation" (RUI).
Richard Miller of the Law Society said a "major scandal" was brewing over the way RUIs are being used.
The Home Office said the cases must be regularly reviewed and managed.
In 2017, the rules on pre-charge bail changed, making it more difficult for police to keep suspects on bail beyond 28 days.
The overuse of RUIs, Mr Miller said, is the unintended consequence of the changes.