Halloween marks that wonderful day where little witches, ghosts, and goblins crawl the streets to collect heaping piles of Kit Kats, Crunch bars and more. However, the notion of knocking on strangers’ doors while petitioning for candy has concerned an increasing number of parents throughout the years, causing many to seek answers to who exactly may be living in the neighborhood.
According to the New York State Sex Offender Registry, there are seven registered sex offenders living in Melville and Dix Hills as of October 2016. Although information is often provided by offenders themselves as required by law, there may be many more of these offenders not included in the seven listed, as the state’s registry does not include Level 1 sex offenders, who are said to have a low-risk of repeating a sex crime.
In addition to being barred from residing within school limits, which are usually spots frequented by school-aged trick or treaters, registered sex offenders under supervision face special Halloween restrictions. These restrictions include prohibited from distributing candy and wearing costumes, according to a state agency.
“Families should be able to enjoy this festive occasion without worrying about the safety of their children,” said Anthony J. Annucci, the current commissioner of the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Since today marks the celebration of All Hallow’s Eve, posted below is the comprehensive map of the seven reported sex offenders in the Dix Hills area: