Friday, November 18, 2005

MO joins sex offender registry

Missouri has been added to the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) Web site, which provides real-time access to public sex offender data nationwide with a single Internet search. The Department of Justice-sponsored Web site allows parents and concerned citizens to search existing public state and territory sex offender registries beyond their own states.

The Web site provides an opportunity for all states and territories to participate in an unprecedented public safety resource by sharing comprehensive, free-of-charge public sex offender data with citizens nationwide. With a single query from any web-capable computer, NSOPR searches public state and territory sex offender registries to deliver matched results based on a name, state, county, city/town or zip code.

Remaining states and territories are expected to be linked by the end of the year. With more than 500,000 registered sex offenders nationwide, access to public registry information nationwide is essential for citizens to help identify sex offenders beyond their own streets or neighborhoods.

Here's a link to the National Sex Offender Public Registry.