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Is Your Child's Trick or Treat Route Safe?

Check out the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Sex Offenders Registry before letting your children trick or treat in your neighborhood.

While many parents have provided alternatives for their children to dress up in costumes and solicit candy treats, some still allow neighborhood trick or treating.

Are there sex offenders who live in your neighborhood? Is your child’s trick or treat route safe? Check out the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Sex Offenders Registry beforehand. There are various search options.

A specific search of the website indicates there are nearly 30 unincarcerated sexual offenders with Duluth addresses. Here’s the direct link for unincarcerated Duluth male and female sex offenders.

Note that the GBI site contains the following disclaimer:

In accordance with O.C.G.A. § 42-1-12, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is the central repository for Georgia's Violent Sexual Offender Registry. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation makes every effort to ensure that the information contained in the Georgia Sex Offender Registry is accurate. As the information is provided by other agencies and entities and is continuously changing, the GBI makes no promise or any express or implied guarantee concerning the accuracy of this information.


 

Shana Rowan October 30, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Sex offenders have the lowest recidivism rate of all criminals except murderers, according to dozens of university, federal and state studies. Not all sex offenders have victimized children, and over 1/3 of sex crimes perpetrated against children are committed by other children. 95% of kids are abused by family or friends who aren't on the registry. Lastly, sex offenders have children and family who are harmed by irresponsible reporting such as this. Next time do 5 minutes of research instead of copying everyone else.
Faye Edmundson October 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM
Despite what you say, I wouldn't want my child knocking on the door of someone on this list.
David Routly October 31, 2012 at 12:02 AM
This is irresponsible fear mongering. Stop it. It helps nobody and keeps harassing people who pose no danger at all to the community and who have paid for their crimes.

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