Sex offenders must register with the state and provide new addresses when they move. Those who are homeless are less apt to keep their locations updated and more likely to commit new crimes. The number of homeless offenders more than tripled after voters banned sex offenders from living near schools and parks a decade ago, and it was thought the number would fall with the Supreme Court's March decision. But as of early July, there were 6, homeless sex offenders on the California Justice Department's sex offender registry — down only a hair from the 6, in January Meantime, the Legislature is considering ending California's requirement that all sex offenders register for life.
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Did you know that Riverside County currently has more than 3, registered sex offenders living in the region? Of those, 41 people live in Murrieta, according to public information listed on the California Department of Justice's Megan's Law website. 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. The below map offers a snapshot of where registered sex offenders currently reside in Murrieta. The Megan's Law website has the full addresses for 31 of the 41 offenders.
Juvenile Sex Crimes and Juvenile Sex Offenders in California
A sex offender registry is a system in various countries designed to allow government authorities to keep track of the activities of sex offenders , including those who have completed their criminal sentences. In some jurisdictions, where sex offender registration can, registration is accompanied by residential address notification requirements. In many jurisdictions, registered sex offenders are subject to additional restrictions, including on housing. Those on parole or probation may be subject to restrictions that do not apply to other parolees or probationers. Sometimes, these include or have been proposed to include restrictions on being in the presence of underage persons under the age of majority , living in proximity to a school or day care center, owning toys or items targeted towards children, or using the Internet.
By Shana Ting Lipton. For more than 50 years, offenders have been required to register with their local law enforcement agencies. The law, which was implemented in , makes this information more easily accessible as easy as an online search on your computer.