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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...

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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  1. Beamer Smith posted on 05/08/2014 05:53 PM
    The Junction is prolly high because that's where Corrections Canada put a "Halfway House" I wouldn't be surprised if the other concentrations had similar excuses...
  2. Steven Yoon posted on 05/09/2014 12:41 AM
    THIS INFORMATION INCITES FEAR IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS WHERE FORMER OFFENDERS LIVE, AND WILL LIKELY PREVENT SOME PEOPLE FROM MOVING THERE, BUT NOTHING ELSE. HERE'S WHY:


    (1) The sex offender registry has not solved a single crime in a decade-and-a-half
    http://www.priv.gc.ca/parl/2010/parl_20100415_e.asp

    The following is Why the registry is ineffective in its intended purpose, which is to assist in solving crimes.


    (2) former sexual offenders have the lowest rate of recidivism of any offender group. Most never reoffend
    http://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/sx-ffndr-rcdvsm/index-eng.aspx

    (3) most sex offenses are committed by first-time offenders- those not on any registry and;

    (4) the vast majority of sexual offenses are committed against someone the offender knows- not against strangers.

    (5) Making it difficult for ex-offenders to reintegrate into society actually increases recidivIsm rates.


    The information about what general area former sex offenders live will do nothing to 'protect society'- better to ask where convicted drug dealers, child beaters, arsonists and convicted terrorists live- all have higher rates of recidivism than sex offenders.

    IT'S ABOUT TIME THAT WE EXAMINE THE FACTS SO THAT WE CAN CONCENTRATE ON WAYS TO PREVENT OFFENDING RATHER THAN FOCUSING ON LOW-RISK FORMER OFFENDERS.


    - http://canadiansforajustsociety.webs.com/

    PS: Rushfelt "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. "

    There have been hundreds of people murdered because they were sex offenders. Rushfelt should look at the facts before he makes such statements
    1. Rushfeldt posted on 05/09/2014 04:56 PM
      @Steven Yoon this guys stats are completely wrong. hundreds murdered .... BS . a few murdered in jail because they are the "scum" of prisons. call police an ask how many have been murdered ??? Police even post pics and info on some of the most dangerous and not ONE has been murdered.

      SO stop fear mongering sir. And check recidivism rates of some child sex offenders. again in some area you are wrong.
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