Ever wonder if your neighbors are secretly not so friendly?
The sex offender registry is public record, and new neighbors are legally supposed to announce themselves as sex offenders if they've been convicted. But that transparency can be hard to come by — unless you know about CrimeReports.com.
The website is a great resource for local crime data. Some police departments use it to show the community where crimes are taking place. But even in places where the local PD doesn't participate, the whole country has been mapped with addresses and photos of sex offenders.
The criminals are marked on the map with red triangles. Orange triangles symbolize two sex offenders living at one address. Click on the triangles to see details on the offenders.
In Burlingame and Hillsborough, the site shows just five sex offenders. Compared to other Bay Area cities, like Milpitas where there are over 40, the number is Burlingame is quite low. Three of the five, however, live within one mile of another another, all near Downtown Bulringame.
Neighboring San Mateo and South San Francisco have much higher concentrations of sex offenders than Burlingame and Hillsborough.
Do you worry about your neighbors? Are you surprised to see how many sex offenders are in Burlingame? Did you think there would be more? Tell us in the comments!