Sex Offenders in the Tri-State: Where Not to Trick-Or-Treat in Indiana & Kentucky
Halloween should be fun for children - dressing up in spooky costumes and shaking the neighbors down for candy - but beware that evil can lurk around every corner and behind strangers' doors.
You might be surprised to learn that there are currently 506 registered sex offenders living within the Evansville city limits and even more beyond. Here in the tri-state, sex offenders are required to attend a meeting to thwart possible threats but parents should always be present with their children when trick-or-treating and trick-or-treat within safe neighborhoods of people you know. And, if you are afraid to take your child to the homes in your neighborhood, go to a neighborhood that is very close to a school - registered sex offenders cannot live within 1000 feet of a school or visit a neighborhood church's trunk-or-treat event. Finally always check candy before allowing your kids to dig in!
Here are some interactive maps and detailed info on sex offenders in the tri-state. Please note that not all registered sex offenders have committed violent crimes. This post is not to alarm parents but educate them on safe trick-or-treating practices. For more detailed maps please click on the graphics below.