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Are There Sex Offenders on Your Trick or Treat Route?

We checked and found 37 registered sex offenders in Roswell, Ga. Is there one in your neighborhood?

Halloween is Wednesday and kids will be ringing bells throughout the neighborhood asking for candy. But could one of those bells be to the home of a sex offender?

Roswell Patch checked with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation website and we found 37 registered sex offenders with a Roswell address.

While some offenders are listed as incarcerated, many still live in Roswell neighborhoods.

Click here to see the GBI's list of sex offenders to find out if there's one living on your block.

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Shana Rowan October 31, 2012 at 12:35 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. Dr. Jill Levenson’s 2009 study, “How Safe are Trick-or-Treaters: Child Sex Crime Rates on Halloween?” found that non-familial child sexual abuse accounted for less than .2% on Halloween. Why is law enforcement spreading such glaring myths, and why is the media latching on??

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