You can even find out the exact nature of the assault so that you can gauge the seriousness of the issue. Such places are usually schools, worship centers, and parks, but could also include public venues stadiums , airports, apartments, malls, major retail stores, college campuses, and certain neighborhoods unless for essential business. Recidivism rates only measure how many people return to prison or are arrested for a new offense and do not measure how many people actually commit a new criminal offense some criminals commit new offenses after release from prison but do not get caught. The law is enacted and enforced on a state-by-state basis. A majority of states apply systems based on conviction offenses only, where sex offender registration is mandatory if person pleads or is found guilty of violating any of the listed offenses. I know that this sounds a little paranoid, but would you rather risk the life of your little child? You have to do everything in your power to stop these child molesters and sexual predators in their tracks so that someone dear to you does not become a victim. Some states appear to apply "catch-all" statutes for former registrants moving into their jurisdiction, requiring registration and public posting of information, even when the person has completed their original registration period. Many aspects of the laws are criticised by reformists and civil right groups like National RSOL  and Human Right Watch ,   and treatment professionals as Atsa. A bill to create a publicly accessible registry for domestic violence offenders passed the Texas House of Representatives in , but was not voted on in the Texas Senate. Child molesters were, on average, five years older than violent offenders who committed their crimes against adults. However, many have lapsed back into homelessness, sleeping alongside railroad tracks. United Kingdom[ edit ] In the United Kingdom, the Violent and Sex Offender Register ViSOR is a database of records of those required to register with the Police under the Sexual Offences Act , those jailed for more than 12 months for violent offences, and unconvicted people thought to be at risk of offending.