By law, persons convicted of specified sex crimes are required to register as sex offenders with a local law enforcement agency. Prior to release from prison, jail, a mental hospital, or on probation, sex offenders who are required to register are notified in writing of their duty to register. This information is then forwarded to the U.S. DOJ.
Registered sex offenders are required to update their information annually with local law enforcement, within five working days before or after their birthday. Some sex offenders must update their information more often: Transients must update every 30 days and sexually violent predators must update every 90 days. Some states report publicly if the sex offender is in violation of these reporting requirements.
Be aware that some sex offender websites retrieve information from non-official sources which may contain outdated or inaccurate information. The Department of Justice cannot vouch for sex offender information disclosed on 3rd party websites.
Depending on the state where the record originates, our Sexual Offender Records search results may include: Name, AKAs, Address, Sex, Date of Birth, Hair Color, Eye Color, Height, Weight, Race, Offender ID, Offense, Location of Conviction, State of Origin, Offense Date, Conviction Date, Victim’s age, whether Victim is a Minor, Date Last Seen, as well as height, weight and scars/marks/tattoos.
Our Sexual Offender Records product searches through the published Sex Offender Registries for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, numerous Indian Tribe registries and registries for Guam, the Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico. Registry data is updated approximately every 2 weeks.