How to track sex offenders on Halloween

Which neighborhoods in the Charlotte area have the most sex offenders.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Tens of thousands of children around the Charlotte area will be going door-to-door this weekend trick-or-treating.

But in addition to plenty of fun and lots of candy, it means they'll be coming into contact with a lot of strangers who could pose a danger.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's deputies instruct registered sex offenders to keep their porch lights turn off and refrain from putting up decorations for the holiday, as to not attract any children. 

But they also encourage parents to check the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry. You can can download the app, or visit the website: http://sexoffender.ncsbi.gov/search.aspx.

NBC Charlotte crunched the numbers and founds which neighborhoods have the highest concentration of registered sex offenders. Zip code 28208 in west Charlotte has the highest number, with 102 registered offenders. Neighboring zip code 28215 in northwest Charlotte has 73 registered sex offenders.  

There are some neighborhoods that appear to have no registered sex offenders, according to the data. Huntersville's 28070 zip code and University City's 28221 don't have any registered offenders.

Here's a complete list of Mecklenburg zip codes and their number of registered sex offenders, as of October 2016:

28202: 7
28201: 1
28204: 3
28203: 11
28206: 76 
28205: 42
28208: 102
28207: 2
28210: 18
28209: 10
28212: 37
28211: 12
28214: 54
28213: 50
28216: 85
28215: 73
28217: 37
28221: 0
28223: 0
28227: 52
28226: 15
28036: 10
28031: 10
28036: 10
28262: 21
28270: 6
28269: 71
28070: 0 
28273: 29
28277: 7
28278: 13
28078: 24
28105: 14
28134: 8

To break it down even further, here are the neighborhoods with the most and fewest registered sex offenders on the list:

Most registered sex offenders per zip code:

28208: Ashley Park, Seversville (102)
28216: Oakdale South, Oakdale North, Washington Heights, Oaklawn (85)
28206: Sugar Creek, Druid Hills North (76)

Fewest registered sex offenders per zip code:

28070: Huntersville (0)
28223: UNC-Charlotte (0)
28201: Fourth Ward, First Ward (1)
28207: Dilworth, Myers Park (2)
28204: Elizabeth (3)

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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