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Are there sex offenders in your neighborhood? Use this map before your children return to school

Posted: 4:44 PM, Aug 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 11:09:04-04
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TAMPA BAY, Fla. — School starts this week for hundreds of thousands of students across Tampa Bay.

That means children will once again be walking to school in neighborhoods where registered sex offenders live.

Currently, the state of Florida has more than 76,000 offenders and sex predators who were convicted of sex crimes in its statewide database.

Sex offenders are required to register their permanent address with law enforcement and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains the database with this information.

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2,000 more named have been added since ABC Action News last pulled the data in October.

According to the FDLE, the information posted about an offender in their database is not intended to indicate that any judgment has been made about the level of risk a particular offender may present to others, but rather to allow people to form their own risk assessments based on the offender's personal circumstances and conviction history.

More than 7,000 of them live in Tampa Bay neighborhoods, according to the database.

County 2019 Current Offenders
Citrus 315
Hernando 425
Highlands 173
Hillsborough1,945
Pasco 904
Pinellas 1,756
Polk 1,209
Manatee 493
Sarasota 449
   

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