(WXYZ) — There are thousands of people listed on Michigan's registry of sex offenders. A tool from the state allows you to search for registered sex offenders in your neighborhood and see them on a map.
According to the state, registered sex offenders are required to update their address in the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry within three days of moving to a new home.
The system allows you to view sex offenders who live and work in your area.
Search Michigan's Sex Offender Registry & View Map: Michigan Sex Offender List
When you search the state database, you have several options. The first is to type in your home address and view a map and list of sex offenders in your area. You can adjust your search to show a radius from .25 miles or more from your address.
If you are looking for a particular person, you can also search the registry by name. Look for a "name" tab and type in as much or as little information as you know.
In most cases, you will want to do a very broad search. You can even search an entire city. Simply typing your ZIP code into the search tool will give you a list (with photos if they are available) of every registered sex offender who shares your ZIP code.
When you view the lists and maps generated through the search tool, keep in mind that you may be looking at work addresses in addition to a sex offender's home address.