SEX OFFENDERS ARE MOST COMPLIANT, OFFICIALS SAY
Long Island probation officials admit it can be hard to track sex offenders, but say that among a range of offenders, including DWI offenders, spousal abusers, drug users and drug dealers, sex offenders are most likely to comply with probation terms because they're being watched closely. According to Laura Ahearn of Parents for Megan's law, Suffolk leads the nation in sex offenders complying with state registry requirements, which gives law enforcement and community members a better sense of where offenders are. It's rare that we see them abscond and go completely missing, Ahearn said.
If a sex offender disappears, officials immediately issue an arrest warrant, which may result in jail time if the offender is caught. Offenders are listed in nationwide registries, which allow states to track those who leave neighboring jurisdictions.