Parents should be aware of who is living in the area before taking children trick-or-treating.
Online tools are available to learn the location of sex offenders in a certain area.
There are currently 35 registered sex offenders in Starke County, 21sex offenders listed in Pulaski County, 88 offenders in Marshall County and 183 sex offenders in LaPorte County.
Learn the addresses of these offenders before children go out to avoid these homes.
According to the United States Department of Justice, 80 percent of all addresses have at least one offender living within one mile. Forty-five percent of sexual assualt victims are under the age of 12 and 75 percent of victimes know their attacker. Over half of all sexual assaults occur within one mile of the victim’s home.
To view the addresses of sexual offenders, visit http://www.indianasheriffs.org/.