I just did a quick search on the San Diego County Sheriff's Office register of sex offenders.
There are 482 registered sex offenders in North San Diego County. That takes in the city in which I live, Escondido, also Valley Center, San Marcos, Vista, Carlsbad and Oceanside.
One has to wonder, if we have 482 perverst we know about . . . how many are out there we don't know about?
I urge everyone to check your local law enforcement's list of registered sex offenders. Most of them have it posted online. It's a law in California; the public has to have access to this information. Hopefully, it is also required in other jurisdictions.
You can find out how many of these creeps live in your neighborhood. Most registers show photographs of them so you know what they look like. You, your wife, kids or loved ones should know who to look out for. By law, you cannot harrass them . . but you sure can look out for them. And avoid them.
A word to the wise and all that . . . .