Be Safe And Secure From Sex Offenders By Using Family Watchdog Service

2018 Oct. 29

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A Site Which Detects Sex Offenders In Your Area : FamilyWatchDog.

Today, In this post we will understand how to be safe from sex offenders by using Family Watchdog service.

What is the Family Watchdog Sex Offender Search?

Family Watchdog is a website which uses a local map search function to show sex offenders in particular areas. By using Family Watchdog service, parents or guardian zip code or fill in the address on the website and get instant results by Google-powered map marking the addresses of convicted sex offenders and currently where the convict is located and working.

Steve Roddel of Indiana founder of Family Watchdog, Began the website in 2005 has created local search service for free and is integrated with Google Maps mashups and powered by sex offender registries of 44 States.

With the blessing of Oprah Winfrey, 4 million visitors visit the website a month.

“This service is for only one reason”. The Founder of Family Watchdog, Roddel explains. “ I was tried listening and reading news regarding missing 8 and 9-year-old children and killed by registered sex offenders and decided to change and do something about it, I believe in near future there shouldn’t be the necessity to use this service. Until then, I believe Family Watchdog is every family’s best companion”.

The service also provides a sexual offender notification that alerts subscribed members via email whenever a convicted sexual person moves into their area. 

This service is available to users from all the US States with a few exceptions:

  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Nevada

Note: These stated don’t share address and also don’t have a centralized registry.

According to Family watchdog, Below are fewer known facts that every citizen should know about:

Facts To Know

Victims of sexual abuse?

Adults and Children. People from all walks of society and all over the world. Rich, Poor, White, Black, Short and Tall.

Who are the criminals of child abuse?
  • 60% of abusers are either from family or family friends ( Neighbours, childcare providers, Family relatives)

  • Out of the above 60%, 30% of abusers are from the family.

  • Remaining 10% are Strangers. Majority of the people assume and even believe that it is only strangers that you need to have an eye on, But 90% are abusers are known people to victim

  • Not all the criminals are adults. It is estimated that 23% of abusers are below the age of 18.

  • Anybody can be a criminal irrespective of status. Such as Tall, short, white, black, rich and poor

 How Often does Sexual Child Abuse occur?

  • According to CDC research, It is estimated that approximately 1 in 4 females and 1 in 6 males are sexually abused below the age of 18.
  • Other government, research has estimated that close to 3,00,000 children fall victim and are abused every year in the United States.
  • However, accurate statistics relevant to sexual abuse of children are difficult to collect because all the abused children are not been reported


Precaution is better than cure, Hence be alert and aware of the things happening around you and also encourage your neighbors, nearby society to use Family Watchdog service.

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