I have found a sex offender registry which is easy to use. I was shocked with the number of people in my town with a history of being sex offenders.
It is important that you know who your next door neighbor is, but also, who are you shopping with at the grocery store, or whose house does your child play near.
Please stop and check out this link. Type in your zip code, and then, you'll know who your local sex offenders are. It also gives their address and what their offense is. It is scary to know, but it deadly not to know.