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Sex offenders dwell near St. Louis area schools

Leisa Zigman of KSDK-St. Louis reports on sex offenders living near schools in the St. Louis metro area. KSDK's investigation found that, despite stringent laws, more than 100 sex offenders were living within 1,000 feet of schools because of failure to enforce existing laws. "According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, from 2004 through 2006, only 12 sex offenders were prosecuted and found guilty for the violation of living within 1,000 feet of a school. Not one of those cases originated from the St. Louis region."

IRE and NICAR performed the data analysis and mapping for this story.

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