Yet, public notification without community involvement and education is less likely to be helpful. Recidivism of sex offenders released from prison in 1994.
After nearly a decade of implementation, there is still minimal research confirming that community notification decreases recidivistic sexual violence.
Although extensive media attention is paid to child abductions, such cases rarely occur, and less than 1% of all sex crimes involve murder.
Despite myths of "stranger danger," according to the Justice Department, 93% of sexually abused children are molested by family members, close friends or acquaintances. Final report on the development of the Minnesota sex offender screening tool - revised (Mn SOST-R).
Such schemes may inadvertently inflate the risk of some offenders while erroneously de-emphasizing the risk of those who plea-bargained to less severe crimes.