If an offender's name is listed on the Registry and the offender committed an offense on or after January 21, or the risk level was assigned after January 1,the caller will be told the level of risk of re-offense by the offender in question.
A few states have also created separate online registries for crimes other than sex offenses.
Level 1 offenders deemed to pose the lowest risk of a repeat offense must only register for 20 years, while Level 2 and 3 offenders must register for life.
In some localities in the United States, the lists of all sex offenders are made available to the public:
Such places are usually schools, worship centers, and parks, but could also include public venues stadiumsairports, apartments, malls, major retail stores, college campuses, and certain neighborhoods unless for essential business.
Offense classified as Tier I offense in one state with no public disclosure, might be classified as Tier II or Tier III offense in another, leading to considerably longer registration period and public disclosure.
Harsh sex offender laws may put whole families at risk".
While the Registry also contains information on low-risk Level 1 sex offenders, this site provides you with public access to the Subdirectory only.