It's an unfortunate reality of our world, but there are some bad people around. The New Jersey Sex Offender Registry provides a listing of names and locations of sex offenders all across the state.

Search your address, see who's in your neighborhood, and keep your kids safe!

There are 4 registered offenders within one mile of our studio here in downtown Toms River, but just expanding the radius to 5 miles brings the total to 75 (up from last year's total of 67).

There is only one offender (which is still one too many) within a mile of my new home in Barnegat. Expanding the search to a 5 mile radius brings up 19 offenders. The more places I search and find offenders, the more I'm inclined to never let Baby Varacchi go trick-or-treating without me.

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