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

Being named after Megan Kanka, Megan's Law was enacted into federal law in 1995. Megans Law requires that all states develop a procedure for notifying the public when a sexual offender is located in their neighborhood.
Megan was merely seven years old when a previous sexual predator that resided accross the street from her family, abducted, violently rapped, and killed her. It was decided that if her family or other local residents had been alerted that a convicted sexual predator was housed amongst them, this heinous act would have been avoided. On that train of thought, the U.S. Congress legislated the "Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994", nicknamed Megan's Law, without any resistance.
Since the law was put into effect, South Dakota has made it a point to protect its residents the most current information regarding previous sex offenders and their place of residence. The law has shown that while sex crimes are still a occuring in this country, offenses committed by prior offenders are on a downturn.
The data attainable through the enactment of Megan's Law has proven to be a critical advantage in keeping one's family safe from the dangers of sexual offenses. Being up to date on information that is related to you an your household is imperative. We are devoted to assuring that access correct information in a timely way. Our database includes the entire Country and can be search by State, County, City, or Zip Code. Simply include your area into the search field, and access the data you desire immediately!

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