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Has a Sexual Predator Moved In Near You?

May 5, 2011 by  
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protection from predators

Website Helps Palmetto Bay Residents Keep Tabs on Predators


Would you want to know if a sexual offender has moved into your Palmetto Bay neighborhood?

A web-based watchdog group has created a program that alerts subscribers when registered sex offenders move in or out of their area. Family Watchdog maintains a database of sexual offenders and can tell you when an offender moves in or out of your neighborhood. Alerts can be sent via email or text message as soon as a registered offender moves near you.It is a simple and fast program. You specify addresses that you want to watch and the distance around those addresses. As soon as a convicted sex offender registers an address in your area, you receive an alert.

Family Watchdog can also monitor specific offenders as well. They update their data on a dailybase from multiple state sex offender registries.

Studies* on the epidemic of sexual assaults that plague our society reveal some disturbing statistics:
1 of 5 girls and 1 of 6 boys will be molested before their 18th birthday.
90% of all sexual assaults against children are committed by someone the victim knew.
The typical sexual predator will assault 117 times before being caught.
The re-arrest rate for convicted child molesters is 52%.

Family Watchdog believes knowing who these people are and what they’ve done provides you with your best defense to protect your family – awareness. The website also offers public safety tips and information about product and medicine recalls, FDA alerts, even food allergies. For more information, visit http://www.familywatchdog.us

*Sources -

Russell, D.E.H. and Bolen, R.M., 2000. The Epidemic of Rape and Child Sexual Abuse in the United States. Newbury Park, California: Sage Publications.
Snyder, H.N., U. S. Department of Justice Statistics, 2000. Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement: Victim, Incident, and Offender Characteristics.
Center for Sex Offender Management, (2001). Recidivism of Sex Offenders, Full Report and Statistics.

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2 Responses to “Has a Sexual Predator Moved In Near You?”
  1. russ heller says:

    I am looking for as many sex watchgog list as possible in the USA
    thanks

  2. admin says:

    Hi, Russ – Thank you for asking for information. It’s so very important to stay aware of the predators in every area. Here are a few sites for your research: http://www.city-data.com/soz/soz-33157.html and http://www.homefacts.com/offenders.html

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