Ever wonder if your neighbors are secretly not so friendly?
The sex offender registry is public record, and new neighbors are legally supposed to announce themselves as sex offenders if they've been convicted. But that transparency can be hard to come by — unless you know about CrimeReports.com.
The website is a great resource for local crime data. Some police departments use it to show the community where crimes are taking place. But even in places where the local PD doesn't participate, the whole country has been mapped with addresses and photos of sex offenders.
The criminals are marked on the map with red triangles. Orange triangles symbolize two sex offenders living at one address. Click on the triangles to see details on the offenders.
In Millbrae, the site shows just six sex offenders. Compared to other Bay Area cities, like Milpitas where there are over 40, the number is Millbrae is quite low. Two of the six, however, live within a five block radius of one another between Bayside Park and Marina Vista Park.
Neighboring San Mateo and South San Francisco have much higher concentrations of sex offenders than Millbrae.
Do you worry about your neighbors? Are you surprised to see how many sex offenders are in Millbrae? Did you think there would be more? Tell us in the comments!