Sex offenders are people who have committed a crime related to sex. The crime can be anything from child sex abuse, rape, or even downloading child pornography. Sexual predators - is another name given to sex offenders who have caused a severe type of sexual offence or repeated the offence.
These sex offenders are categorized into three different levels, depending on the crimes committed by them; Level 1, 2 and 3. Level 1 are those that are considered to pose the lowest possible risk to the community as well as for re-offenses. Level 2 are those that pose medium risk with a higher possibility of re-offending. Level 3 are those sexual predators that pose maximum risk with a very high chance of re-offense and most of them have prior sex crime convictions.
In countries like the US, UK and some others, these sex offenders have to register with the particular jurisdiction’s sex offenders registry. These registries are created to help the public. The people with the highest level of risk are usually registered as sex offenders for their entire lives; whereas the lower risk offenders are registered for some time only. This registry is made available to the public so that people know which sex offenders reside in their area.
For people who are fooled into thinking that they live in a safe area and say that “there are no sex offenders in my area,” it must be remembered that there is no “completely sex-offenders free” zone these days. If you do a search for sex offenders registry or sex crimes in your area, you will be surprised at the number of results that bring up the different sexual predators and offences committed in your area.
You can look into the sex offenders registry of your area and get the complete list of such people you should be on the lookout for.
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date posted: 2009-03-16 04:11:01