Ever wonder if your neighbors are secretly not so friendly?
The sex offender registry is public record, and new neighbors are legally supposed to announce themselves as sex offenders if they've been convicted. But that transparency can be hard to come by — unless you know about CrimeReports.com.
The website is a great resource for local crime data. Some police departments use it to show the community where crimes are taking place. But even in places where the local PD doesn't participate, the whole country has been mapped with addresses and photos of sex offenders.
The criminals are marked on the map with red triangles. Orange triangles symbolize two sex offenders living at one address. Click on the triangles to see details on the offenders.
In South San Francisco, the site shows about 30 sex offenders, which is comparable to other Bay Area cities like Milpitas and San Mateo. Seven sex offenders live within a mile of one another just east of Sign Hill Park. There are another three in three blocks just northwest of Buri Buri Park.
Neighboring Millbrae, Burlingame and San Bruno have far fewer sex offenders than South San Francisco.
Do you worry about your neighbors? Are you surprised to see how many sex offenders are in South San Francisco? Did you think there would be more? Tell us in the comments!