Before kids go trick or treating on Halloween across Missouri, now is a good time to take an inventory of who is living in your neighborhood. The U. Department of Justice runs the National Sex Offender Public Website , which you can use to locate registered sex offenders near your home. You may want to avoid trick or treating at these houses and apartments on Halloween, or merely be aware of who's living in your neighborhood during the rest of the year. Law enforcement officials and researchers caution that the registries can play only a limited role in preventing child sexual abuse and stress most perpetrators are known to the child. Department of Justice estimates only about 10 percent of perpetrators of child sexual abuse are strangers to the child.
Sex Offender Registration
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Olson, Superintendent. It should be noted that maps of offenders may not show all offenders in a given area. This is because home, work, school, and temporary address information may not be adequate to map. It also is important to recognize that not all institutions such as schools or day care centers may be located on offender maps. The MSHP receives mapped institutional data from different state agencies, and has no control over the completeness or accuracy of these data. Discrepancies in mapped data when found can be reported to the MSHP for correction.
Missouri Sex Offenders
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Additional information and verification may be obtained from the Chief Law Enforcement Official Sheriff of the county where the sex offender resides. The web site is intended to supplement and complement the sex offender registries maintained by the various counties. The information on the web site refers only to persons who have been convicted of, found guilty of or plead guilty to committing or attempting to commit sexual offenses and may not reflect the entire criminal history of a particular individual. Offenders required to register for crimes of kidnapping, felonious restraint or child abuse may not be listed on this web site.
Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. Search the Sex Offender Registry. Department of Justice statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will experience some kind of sexual assault in their lifetime. Almost two-thirds of all sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim.