Our daily newsletter - To get the latest headlines direct to your email inbox every day, click here. Follow us on Twitter - For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow us on Twitter. Constitutional challenges to the laws and ordinances have been unsuccessful.
Thank Reply 1 Share. Local Ordinances. Click here to like and follow it. And like most states, police must notify residents when a sex offender moves or returns to their neighborhoods. If you are concerned about a potential sex offender in your area and are worried about your child's safety, this is what you can do.
Table 1 shows the 22 states, lists their relevant statutes, and describes the ban. See more local news Loading A sexually violent predator or a serious paroled sex offender cannot live within one-fourth of a mile of a school, and high-risk paroled sex offenders cannot live within one-half mile of a school, daycare center, or place where children congregate.
It's important to keep in mind that the Megan's Law site does not list every sex offender living in the community. We have found no empirical studies on whether these laws reduce crime rates.
If you are worried about a neighbour or someone you know, this is how you can find out. You can also join our local Facebook groups here. If you're doing a city search, click on "city" and start typing the name in the empty field on the right-hand side. Danbury is the only city in Connecticut with such an ordinance.