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The Sex Offender Registry is a database that contains the names, addresses, and other information on sex offenders in the United States. The Registry is maintained by the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), which is a division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The Registry was created in 1994 in response to the passage of the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act. The Act required that states create and maintain a Registry of sex offenders. The Registry is a tool that law enforcement can use to help keep communities safe.
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