Pins on the map represent addresses of offenders convicted of sex crimes. Roll your cursor over the pins, and you will see more information pop up, including the registered sex offender's name, address, convictions, and details on the offense where they are available. Or, click on the link to view a larger map. This is not private information. The Megan's Law database and information on local offenders is publicly available online.
How N.J. determines which sex offenders are dangerous, explained
Sexual Offenses and Megan's Law Penalties | N.J.S.A. (c)
Jump to a detailed profile, search site with google or try advanced search. According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Wayne as of February 07, The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wayne is 8, to 1. The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average. No representation is made that the persons listed here are currently on the state's sex offenders registry. All names presented here were gathered at a past date.
This law was enacted following the tragic rape and murder of seven-year-old Megan Kanka in Hamilton, New Jersey in by her neighbor, who had previously been incarcerated as a sex offender. Specific information about registrants who pose a high risk of re-offense and some who pose a moderate risk is made available to the public. In addition to the Sexual Offender Registry requirement, criminal penalties for sex crimes carry stiff sentences as well, resulting in years of incarceration. Due to the severity of sexual offenses, the courts set out jail sentences at or between one-half and one-third of those identified by the statute. They are charged as second, third and fourth-degree crimes, and the severity of each is tied to the length of time you would be required to serve.
Simply put, the goal of the agency's supervision of sex offenders is to prevent further victimization. The agency's caseload of approximately 8, sex offenders as of is one of the largest in America, mainly due to the advent of Supervision for Life sentencing guidelines for sex offenders. Under State law, the vast majority of sex crimes committed on or after October 31, will result in lifetime supervision under the State Parole Board's jurisdiction. Prior to the introduction of this mandate, sex offenders made up less than 5 percent of the agency's caseload. Today they make up nearly one third of the caseload.