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Verification requirements and reporting guidelines differ within each state. The resources for some states are very limited, and thus one state's maintained database may not be updated as quickly or as often as another state's.
Most national sexoffender databases are updated several times each month. There may also be a few states that aren't covered under a national sexoffender database. In that instance, the public should contact their local law agency for a listing of area sex offenders.
Keep in mind that mistakes can and will be made on these databases. Sexoffenders may not contact their local agency to notify them of an address change, names may be misspelled, or incorrect information may be given. If you do come across information that appears to be incorrect, contact your local law enforcement agency.