There are 2,531 in South Dakota (8th in USA per capita)
Stats Provide By: National Sex Offender List
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South Dakota Megan's Law

Named after Megan Kanka, Megan's Law was enacted into federal law in 1995. Megan's Law requires that each state have a system in place for notifying the general public when a sexual offender is moves into their community.
Megan was just seven years old when a previously convicted sexual predator that was living accross the street from her family, abducted, violently rapped, and killed her. It was decided that had her family or other local residents had been aware that a previous sexual offender was residing amongst them, this heinous act could've been thwarted. On that train of thought, the U.S. Congress passed the "Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994", aka Megan's Law, without any resistance.
Ever since the law was passed, South Dakota has made it a point to protect its public by providing the most up to date information regarding past sexual offenders and their place of residence. The legislation has shown that while sexual offenses are still a danger in the U.S., crimes committed by past offenders are on a regression.
The information attainable by the institution of Megan's Law has proven to be a critical asset in keeping one's family guarded from the risk of sexual misconduct. Staying updated on information that is relevant to you an your loved ones is crucial. We are dedicated to making sure that access correct information in a timely fashion. Our database covers the entire United States and can be search by State, County, City, or Zip Code. Simply insert your area into the search field, and access the data you desire now!

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