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Public policy
11:00 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Number of sex offenders in your community may be overestimated

Screen shot of the purported location of sex offenders in Seattle as seen on City-data.com. The site “makes no representation, implied or expressed, that all information placed on this web site is accurate or timely.”

Don’t be too quick to say no to that dream house because of the registered sex-offender next door – he may not even be there.

According to a University of Washington study it turns out that there are actually fewer sex-offenders living in communities around the nation than are listed on online registries for individual communities.

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