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KS: KBI unveils sex offender Web map.

January 9, 2003

New government Internet tool makes it easier to locate criminals

By Erin Adamson

A new mapping tool on the Kansas Bureau of Investigation Web site makes it easier to see whether offenders of sex and violent crimes are living in your community, on your street or right next door.

Kyle Smith, spokesman for the KBI, said 2,672 sexual and violent offenders who have registered with their sheriffs' offices and 36 offenders who haven't registered are listed on the Kansas Offender Registry. Smith said the KBI is searching for an additional 300 offenders who the agency hasn't officially declared missing.

"The best reason to have the registry is so they know we know they're there," Smith said.

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Source: 2003 The Topeka Capital-Journal