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, including Milpitas Police Department, 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 Milpitas, there's no shortage of sex offenders. There are about 40 shown on the CrimeReports map, including three in a six-block radius near Sunnyhills Park as well as three in a four-block radius just east of Foothill Park.
Just west of Milpitas, in the mobile home park south of Hwy 237 and west of Zanker Road, there are 16 sex offenders in less than one square mile.
Do you worry about your neighbors? Are you surprised to see how many sex offenders are in Milpitas? Did you think there would be more? Tell us in the comments!