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Sex offenders living in your neighbourhood?
The province releases partial area codes, showing which areas have the highest concentrations of registered sex offenders...
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How many sex offenders live in your area?

Thanks to a ruling from the Supreme Court, you can now have access to that information.

The court ruled that it was okay to release minor details on where registered sex offenders live, based on their postal codes.

For example, an area between Kenora and Hudson's Bay, has the heavyist concentration of sex offenders, with 122 for a total population of a little more than 16 thousand people.

Closer to the GTA, other areas of high concentration include Midland, the Peterborough area, the region surrounding Bancroft and Hamilton, where 200 registered sex offenders live.

It was a 6 year court battle, where the provincial government argued the information should be kept private fearing retaliation assaults or vigilante justice.

"We have no better idea of who to watch out for." Brian Rushfeldt, the President of Canada Family Action told Newstalk1010's Jim Richards.

"It doesn't give us whether it's child sex crimes, adult sex crimes..." said Rushfelt.

He says he doesn't believe anyone would be in jeopardy of being 'jumped' by an angry mob, if they were to find out the person living down the street was a convicted sex offender.

Some of the areas in Toronto that have a higher concentration of sex offenders living there are: sections of the Junction and Parkdale, where just under 100 are registered as living.

Also there's an area centred by Queen and Parliament, where a little more than 100 sex offenders live.

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8 1

How many sex offenders live in your area?

Thanks to a ruling from the Supreme Court, you can now have access to that information.

The court ruled that it was okay to release minor details on where registered sex offenders live, based on their postal codes.

For example, an area between Kenora and Hudson's Bay, has the heavyist concentration of sex offenders, with 122 for a total population of a little more than 16 thousand people.

Closer to the GTA, other areas of high concentration include Midland, the Peterborough area, the region surrounding Bancroft and Hamilton, where 200 registered sex offenders live.

It was a 6 year court battle, where the provincial government argued the information should be kept private fearing retaliation assaults or vigilante justice.

"We have no better idea of who to watch out for." Brian Rushfeldt, the President of Canada Family Action told Newstalk1010's Jim Richards.

"It doesn't give us whether it's child sex crimes, adult sex crimes..." said Rushfelt.

He says he doesn't believe anyone would be in jeopardy of being 'jumped' by an angry mob, if they were to find out the person living down the street was a convicted sex offender.

Some of the areas in Toronto that have a higher concentration of sex offenders living there are: sections of the Junction and Parkdale, where just under 100 are registered as living.

Also there's an area centred by Queen and Parliament, where a little more than 100 sex offenders live.

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