News reports in revealed that some registered sex offenders were living outside or under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in Miami, Florida because Miami-Dade County ordinances, which are more restrictive than Florida's state laws, made it virtually impossible for them to find housing. Start a Search Sex Offender Search Protect yourself and your family by searching for registered sex offenders today. In the United States[ edit ] In some localities in the United States, the lists of all sex offenders are made available to the public: At least one state Illinois reclassifies all registrants moving in the state into the highest possible tier Sexual Predator , regardless of the original tier of the person, leading to a lifetime registration requirement and being publicly labelled as a "Sexual Predator". Despite the public perception of sex offenders as having high recidivism, sex offenders had the second lowest recidivism rate, after only murderers, but sex offenders were about four times more likely than non-sex offenders to be arrested for another sex crime after their discharge from prison. We can also tell you what the sex offender population for any one particular state, county, or city is to give you a good idea of your chances of being near one. Search by address to find sex offenders near you for free. The study also showed that blocks in Washington DC where sex offenders lived did not have higher molestation rates than blocks where sex offenders did not live. Residency restrictions may even cause a sex offender's family to be homeless. Instead, registration is a mandatory collateral consequence of criminal conviction. Information pertaining to names, addresses, physical description and vehicles are made public via official websites. A study found no evidence that New York's registry or notification laws reduced sexual offenses by rapists, child molesters, sexual recidivists, or first-time sex offenders. In some US jurisdictions, the level of offender is reflecting the evaluated recidivism risk of the individual offender, while in others, the level is designated merely by the virtue of conviction, without assessing the risk level posed by the offender.