For those of you new to my site, I’m Ryan Malone, a guy who blogs about casual encounters and promotes safe sex. I help people navigate the dirty underworld of the web so they can steer clear of creeps, weirdos, and bad apples. That being said, today you’ll see my sentimental side and the fact that while I am really into NSA casual encounters, I don’t stand for sex offenders, rapists, and criminals who exhibit lewd behavior. For this reason, I’m helping my fellow Floridians navigate just how to use the Florida sex offender registry.
How to Find Out if Sex Offenders are Near You in Florida
When I lived in Miami Beach many moons ago, it was downright scary to find out how many sex offenders surrounded my condo from all angles. When I found out, coupled with the economy dipping pretty sharply in 2008 as we entered a recession, I headed north for Fort Lauderdale. If you’ve read my blog a while you’ve seen my escapades dating back to 2001 in both cities. I wrote about things like erotic (local) massages, strip clubs, and more.
The first thing you’ll want to do to find sex offenders near you in Florida is to visit this url: https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/sops/search.jsf
Once there, you should see this background. (I’ll do my best to update this page with new imaging should they decide to re-design the website for any reason.)
Now, I must point out a very important statement that I read right on their website:
The placement of information about an offender in this database is not intended to indicate that any judgment has been made about the level of risk a particular offender may present to others.
So in other words, people are innocent until proven guilty and not necessarily convicted (yet?) Still, I’m a cautious person and would tread lightly with anyone you come across on this database. However, like anything in life, there will always be outliers.
Once on the site, you have four choices:
#1: Offender Search
#2: Neighborhood Search
#3: University / Campus Search
#4: Internet Identifier Search
Since I’m not going to pick on any individual in my search today in my example tutorial, I’ll use #2, “Neighborhood Search.” I’m also going to plug in my old address from Miami Beach, which was on the Bay Side on West Avenue.
As you can see in the example below, I used a radius of five miles, but you can play with that setting and use whatever you feel comfortable with.
And, if you’d like to enter a wager on how many people made the registry within 5 miles of this address, close your eyes and guess now. If you scroll down to the next image you’ll find the answer.
According to the report, there are 256 offenders currently in this radius. To me, that’s a HUGE number. Absolutely ridiculous.
Now, if you scroll down into the databases next images, you’ll see names, addresses, and pictures of each person! I’m not an asshole like Hunter Moore, so I am not going to post their images on the Internet, even if they are guilty scumbags. If one person is innocent, I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night, but I do invite you to do some local searches on your own and you’ll see the information I described above. It’s pretty in your face, even going as far as showing this “key” to what each color house means. I mean seriously, folks, this is crazy the level of public data that’s out there for you to consume, which will make you a smarter neighbor.
It’s also worth noting that a lot of these offenders are absconded, which in Miami is very common. This essentially means they ran away from their obligation. Their location is unknown. Yikes!
And that’s it. If you are looking for sexual predators in Florida, that’s how you can stay safe and know who is around you. If you found this guide helpful, I’d appreciate you sharing it on social media and with others.
Stay safe out there!