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Rapes take up 1.7% of all California crimes, so the urgency to protect yourself or your family instantly rises when a registered sex offender moves next door.

Megan’s Law allows you to get information from the government sources about all sex offenders—San Diego locals included. The local sex offender registry is an excellent starting point.

Browsing through the data can turn out to be demanding and tiresome, while the state's website alerts may fail to reach you for numerous reasons.

DoNotPay offers you a more efficient, automated search method with reliable, timely updates. and stay safe with our Sex Offender Search feature.

Searching the San Diego Sex Offender Registry

In compliance with sex offender registration laws, the state of California offers a thorough sex offender registry. Some states compile county-level lists, but California puts all convicted predators together.

To look up San Diego sex offenders, go straight to California’s registry and pick your county from the County dropdown menu.

Other options include search by:

  • Offender’s first and last name
  • Address (with the first two and the last two fields marked as required)
    • Street number
    • Street name
    • Apt/Suite number
    • City
    • ZIP Code
  • City
  • ZIP Code
  • Near Me (accessing your location to show you the offenders in the vicinity)

For each search, you’ll be offered the offender map and list view. Although this search method does well as a one-time approach, it is not convenient for sourcing the info regularly. Besides the fact that the system needs some time to come up with your search results, continual browsing can become a burden to your daily schedule.

San Diego Sex Offender Laws

San Diego sex offender rules and regulations correspond to the state’s registration laws. All convicted sex offenders must register, including transients and juvenile offenders sentenced to imprisonment in California Youth Authority or another youth prison.

If offenders disregard this obligation and remain unregistered, they risk imprisonment of up to three years.

Keep in mind that the public sex offender registry won’t show around 25% of the offenders registered with the authorities. Registrants classified as Tier 1 and convicted for the least severe crimes are unavailable to the general public.

San Diego Sex Offenders Classification and Required Registration Time

Sand Diego sex offenders are classified into three tiers depending on the recidivism rate. Each tier has a different minimum registration period.

Note that the offenders aren’t automatically removed from the registry. They will remain registered for life unless they file a plea for removal following the passing of their minimum required registration period.

Here are all tiers and mandatory registration periods, including the info on the juvenile offenders obliged to register:

TierDescriptionRequired Registration Time
JuvenilesMinors who were sentenced to youth prison punishmentFive to ten years
Tier 1Adults who are not likely to commit another crimeMinimum of ten years
TIer 2Adults with medium re-offense potentialMinimum of 20 years
Tier 3Adults whose re-offense potential is highFor life

San Diego Sex Offender Limitations and Reporting Obligations

Sex offenders registered in San Diego must follow specific rules and reporting requirements, such as:

  1. Residential restrictions apply to particular sex offenders forbidding them to live within 2,000 feet of a school
  2. Restricted contact with children, especially if the victim was younger than 16. The offender cannot work with or accompany children
  3. Working restrictions that prohibit the offenders from having a medical, dentistry, or career

Reporting requirements include the obligation to notify the authorities of any personal data change. Relocation also needs to be reported and involves:

  1. Moving house
  2. Relocating to another state or country
  3. Traveling to or from other states for an extended visit

Set Up DoNotPay Alerts for All San Diego Sex Offenders Moving Thorugh Your Neighborhood

The City of San Diego has around 1,222 registered sex offenders, while the rest of the county has 2,200.

The child-friendly communities aren’t off-limits to released offenders who passed their probation. It’s up to you as an individual and parent to stay informed and educate your child.

DoNotPay has created a tool to help you locate potential threats in your neighborhood. You can stop the endless browsing through the state’s registry. Rely on our Sex Offender Search instead, and take advantage of its numerous benefits, including:

  • Speed and ease of use
  • Different search methods
  • Adjustable search perimeter
  • Personalized alerts for new offenders near your home—you need to set search parameters once, and we’ll keep sending you weekly reports so that you can stay safe

Using our new feature is simple:

  1. and opt for Sex Offender Search
  2. Choose whether you want to search by name or address
  3. Select the search radius—one, two, or three miles
  4. Sign up for regular updates

Our app scans the data and delivers the latest area reports to your device.

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