Are there sex offenders in your neighborhood? Check this map before Halloween trick-or-treating

TAMPA BAY, Fla. - Halloween is rapidly approaching, which means thousands of Bay Area children will be going door to door asking for candy. But do you really know who the stranger is behind the door your child is knocking on?

Although many law enforcement agencies encourage registered sex offenders to leave their lights off and not decorate for the popular holiday, no certainties that they will listen. 

Are there sex offenders in your neighborhood?

Check map of Tampa Bay area

Florida has over 26,000 sex offenders and sex predators who were convicted of sex crimes and are now living among us after serving time.

In The Tampa Bay Area:

Citrus County: 305 sexual offenders and predators

Hillsborough County: 1,901 sexual offenders and predators

Hernando County: 392 sexual offenders and predators

Pasco County: 888 sexual offenders and predators

Pinellas County: 1,722 sexual offenders and predators

Polk County: 1,180 sexual offenders and predators

Manatee County: 464 sexual offenders and predators

Sarasota County: 434 sexual offenders and predators

All parents can view this interactive map to see where any registered sex offenders might be in their neighborhood, or where their children plan on trick-or-treating.

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