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 passed into federal law in 1995. Megan's Law requires that every state put a method in place for notifying the general public when a sexual offender is located in their neighborhood.
Megan was merely seven years old when a prior sex offender that was living accross the street from her family, abducted, violently rapped, and murdered her. It was agreed that had her family or other community members had been aware that a convicted sexual offender was residing in their neighborhood, this heinous act would have been prevented. With that in mind, the U.S. Congress legislated the "Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994", nicknamed Megan's Law, without any opposition.
Since the law has been passed, South Dakota has gone out of its way to protect its public by providing the most current information regarding past sexual offenders and their current residency. The legislation has proven that while sex crimes are still a problem in the United States, offenses committed by prior offenders are on a regression.
The information attainable by the enactment of Megan's Law has proven to be a signifcant benefit in keeping one's family shielded from the threat of sexual misconduct. Getting updated on information that is related to you an your household is a must. We are devoted to making sure that can gain acces to correct data in a timely fashion. Our database includes the entire United States and can be search by State, County, City, or Zip Code. Simply include your area into the search field, and get the inforamtion you desire immediately!

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