Arizona Sex Offenders

Arizona Sex Offenders Law is the state’s version of “Megan Law” adopted in June 1996. The law protects the Arizona Citizens from re-offending sex offenders. The law notifies the public whenever a convicted sex offender get’s out of Jail or is on probation.

Everyone in Arizona has access to this information. The law ensures information on Sex offenders is on the internet.

The law also makes provision for sex offenders registered in another state but visiting Arizona. Every sex offender that will be in Arizona for more than 10 days (for any reason) must register in Arizona. Transients register as “Travelers with no Home” in the state.

Arizona sex law controls how many offenders on probation can live around a multi-family dwelling to avoid clustering. The bill also states that Level 3 sex offenders may not live within 1000 feet of a day care center, school, or children park.

Arizona Sex Offender Registry

The Arizona Sex Offenders Registry manages the internet page of Arizona Sex Offender Information. The registry provides information on the location of sex offenders in Arizona to the public. The Registry has the task of creating public awareness on the potential threat of sex offenders to Arizona citizens. Its primary aim is to keep the public safe by informing them about sex offenders in the community.

The Registry may not notify you personally about the presence of a sex offender in your neighborhood. Instead, it provides you with full information available on the internet. This information will help you take the right steps towards protecting your children against sex offenders. Also, the information will help prevent convicted sex offenders from re-offending.

According to the Arizona Sex Offenders law, the Registry updates the website.

The registry also verifies the name, photograph, and address of sex offenders in Arizona. Thus, they provide accurate information to the public.

Arizona Sex Offender Facts

Facts

  • There are 7,940 registered sex offenders in Arizona

Top Offenses

  • 13-3824 - Violation of Sex Offender Registration (Failure to Register)
  • 13-1405 - Sexual conduct with a minor
  • 13-1410 - Molestation of child (attempted)
  • 13-1404 - Sexual abuse
  • 13-1406 - Sexual assault

Counties in Arizona with the highest number of offenders:

  • Maricopa County
  • Pima County
  • Pinal County
  • Mohave County
  • Yavapai County
Zip Codes in Arizona with the highest number of offenders:
  • 85007
  • 85006
  • 85009
  • 85705
  • 85713
  • 85008
  • 85003
  • 85201
  • 85634
  • 85041
Nearby States:
Arizona Sex Crimes Requiring Offender Registration

Offenses for Which Registration are Required Under ALA. CODE § 13A-11-200:

  • Unlawful imprisonment, if the victim is under 18 and the offender is not the victim's parent - ARIZ. REV.

  • STAT. ANN. § 13-1303 (West 2008).

  • Kidnapping, if the victim is under 18 and the offender is not the victim's parent - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-1304 (West 2008).

  • Sexual abuse, if the victim is fewer than 18 - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-1404 (West 2008).

  • Sexual conduct with a minor - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-1405 (West 2008).

  • Sexual assault - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-1406 (West 2008).

  • Molestation of a child - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-1410 (West 2008).

  • Continuous sexual abuse of a child - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-1417 (West 2008).

  • Taking a child for the purpose of prostitution - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-3206 (West 2008).

  • Child prostitution - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-3212 (West 2008).

  • Commercial sexual exploitation of a minor - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-3552 (West 2008).

  • Sexual exploitation of a minor - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-3553 (West 2008).

  • Luring a minor for sexual exploitation - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-3554 (West 2008).

  • Aggravated luring a minor for sexual exploitation- ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-3560 (West 2008).

  • Sex trafficking of a minor - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-1307 (West 2008).

  • Sexual conduct with a minor - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-1405 (West 2008)

  • A 2nd or subsequent conviction of Indecent exposure if victim was under 15 - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. §13-1402(B) (West 2008).

  • A 2nd or subsequent conviction of Public sexual indecency if victim was under 15 - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN.-13-1403(B) (West 2008).

  • A 3rd or subsequent conviction of indecent exposure - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-1402 (West 2008).

  • A 3rd or subsequent conviction of public sexually indecency - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-1403 (West2008).

  • Failure of registered offender to notify of a change of residence - ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. § 13-3822(West 2008).

Information maintained in Arizona Sex Offender Registry

ARIZ. REV. STAT. 13 § 3821 (West 2008)

  • name

  • physical location and address of the offender’s residence

  • name of the owner of the offender’s residence

  • location and number of any post office boxes used by the offender

  • all aliases

  • fingerprints

  • photograph of offender

  • enrollment or employment status at a public or private institution of postsecondary education (if applicable)

Community Notification and Websites

  • The offender's identifying information.

  • A risk assessment of the offender.

  • the offender's date of release from confinement or, if the offender is sentenced to probation without jail time,

  • The date the sentence is imposed.

(B). the information from subsection A is then forwarded to the sheriff in the county where the person is registered.

(C). after receiving the information pursuant to subsection B of this section, the sheriff shall forward the Information to the chief law enforcement officer of the community in which the person resides.

  • After reviewing the information received and any other information available to the local law enforcement agency, the local law enforcement agency shall categorize each offender and place each offender into a notification level.

  • Within forty-five days, the local law enforcement agency shall notify the community of the offender's presence in the community pursuant to the guidelines established by the community notification guidelines committee.

  • If the community does not have a chief law enforcement officer, the sheriff shall perform the duties of the local law enforcement agency.

Limitations on Residency or Employment

None

Duration of Registration

ALA. CODE § 15-20-33 (West 2008)

(M) 10 years for persons convicted for a single offense of unlawful imprisonment or kidnapping of a minor. Life for persons with prior convictions for any registrable offense.

  1. Adult criminal sex offenders are subject to registration and notification for life.

Timeframe for Registration

Within 10 days of conviction; 10 days of entering state; 10 days of changing address

Applies to Offenders Convicted in another State?

Yes

Verification of Address

No

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Class 6 (lowest) felony or Class 1 (highest) misdemeanor

What does a Sex Offender Look Like?

Most people think sexual predators are scary-looking and creepy. But three out of four adolescents who were sexually assaulted were victimized by someone they knew well.

Most of the time, sexual predators look like regular people. Children and parents need to know and to understand that anyone can be a sexual predator, no matter how "normal" they appear.

Encouraging Children to Share

It isn't always easy to build a trusting relationship with your child. Trying to get your children to share what is going on in their lives can be difficult.

Building an open and welcoming environment from the beginning stages of a child's life is essential. Children are less intimidated and more likely to discuss issues and topics in their lives with an open and supportive environment.

Getting your kids to share serves as a building block for times when your child needs to discuss pressing issues like sex and sexual abuse.

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