Sex offender numbers are approximations. Zoning restrictions, such as those largely enacted in more affluent communities, that prevent registered sex offenders from living near parks or schools, are one explanation. The impact on these cities, towns and neighborhoods where sex offenders do live in large numbers is hard to measure, but it is unlikely most residents have a live-and-let-live attitude.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the sex offender registration information maintained on this website. The authors noted, however, that sex crimes are notoriously underreported. Former councilman Paul Lopez, whose district included Sun Valley, Lincoln Park and other west Denver neighborhoods with high numbers of sex offenders, declined to comment.
See more local news Loading Sex offender numbers are approximations. Support local journalism around the state. But several cities, including Greeley, Commerce City and Englewood, have enacted or tried to enact zoning restrictions to accomplish similar goals.
Please note visitors to the Colorado Sex Offender database website will need to agree to the terms prior to access. As of May, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website listed registered sex offenders in the ZIP code, which encompasses most of the Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods.
Dozens of neighborhood groups, advocates for disadvantaged youth, elected officials and others in west Denver, the East Colfax neighborhood and elsewhere were contacted for this article. When you feel ignored, when you feel invisible, when you feel you have no voice?
She suspects she may be more aware of the problem than most; she works in the office of an attorney whose clients include sex offenders.
Colorado is not among the 30 states that prevent registered sex offenders from living near places where children congregate, like parks, playgrounds and schools. Many of them are homeless. Please note visitors to the Colorado Sex Offender database website will need to agree to the terms prior to access.