We want to acknowledge our special gratitude to Patty Wetterling, Alisa Klein, Jim Rensel, Nancy Daley, Dr. Levenson for providing guidance and insights in helping us to shape the research and writing of this report. Politicians have responded with a series of laws, including the sex offender registration, community notification, and residency restriction laws that are the subject of this report.
Federal law and the laws of all 50 states now require adults and some juveniles convicted of specified crimes that involve sexual conduct to register with law enforcement-regardless of whether the crimes involved children.
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The Iowa Sex Offender Registry became law on July 1, 1995 and is found in Chapter 692A Code of Iowa On or after July 1, 1995, an individual who has been convicted or adjudicated of a criminal offense against a minor, sexual exploitation, or a sexually violent crime or who was on probation, parole, or work release status, or who was incarcerated on or after July 1, 1995 is required to register.
Registration does include individuals that have received a deferred sentence or deferred judgments and can include convictions from other jurisdictions such as other states and/or federal convictions.
The city is considering reducing the buffer zone to 1,000 feet because the current one makes it nearly impossible for registered sex offenders to live anywhere in Englewood.
The city council will vote on the proposed change March 6.
In the interest of keeping your Valentine’s Day enjoyable (and STD free), the teams at (HSI) and Safe Wise thought we’d do you a solid and find out which states have the best odds in this online dating roulette. We do see some predictable reasons for the alarming stats in DC, including a concentrated and heavily populated urban area accompanied by a younger population that doesn’t benefit from state-mandated sex education.
While large parts of the South are definitely sketchy, the numbers on crime and STDs coming out of DC are next level. In fact, the District of Columbia’s rates per capita for both violent crime and STDs are almost double the rates in Alaska, its nearest competitor on our Most Dangerous list.
If you see information on our website that is wrong about an offender, please notify the sheriff of the county where the offender lives.
You may also email this agency via the "contact" link located on this website.
Ashoka Mukpo, US Program Associate, and US Program interns Anjali Balasingham, Andrea Barrow, Madeline Gressel, and Kari White provided important research assistance.