Historic City News readers can search the latest information from all 50 states for the identity and location of known sex offenders.
Sex offender registries became public in 1996 because of Megan’s Law, which was an amendment to the Jacob Wetterling Crimes against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act.
Since that time, each state has developed and maintained an online sex offender registry.
The registries continue to improve and evolve as other laws and acts, like the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, come into effect.
The ultimate goal of online sex offender registries is to improve public awareness and safety.
Online sex offender registries are an essential resource for parents, educators and other involved citizens who care about protecting themselves and their children. These websites make it easy to access profiles on individual offenders and reveal predators in a region.
Search the sexual offender registry websites maintained by individual jurisdictions in each state by following the links below.