When moving to a new neighborhood, many clients are now checking the Iowa Sex Offender registry to see who might be lurking in a potential neighborhood.
In Iowa, you can check the registry by searching the registry records at www.iowasexoffender.com. The service lets you search by an address, shows you an interactive map of offenders place of residence, and lists the class of offense the offender was convicted on, such as minors or adult victims. You can also receive updates by e-mail if an offender moves to your neighborhood!
The registry has been in effect since 1995. As of November, 2007 the registry includes 6,007 individuals that have been convicted, including 1,548 who now live out of State and 705 who are incarcerated.
For my local area, Polk county has 437 registered sex offenders. Dallas county shows 57 registered offenders and Warren county has 45 registered.
For other counties statistics, click here.
Be safe and be aware!
Brian Wentz & Beth Ernst
Specializing in the Metro Des Moines Iowa Real Estate Markets, including Urbandale, Clive, West Des Moines, Johnston, Ankeny and Waukee.