Oneida County is above the national average in sex offenders per 10,000 residents. As Halloween approaches, it's a good idea to be aware of these predators, as your little ones hit the streets for trick or treating.

The above map depicts the location and numbers of registered sex offenders in Oneida County. For an interactive version, and photographs and local addresses of the adults in question, to go to

According to statistics gathered by the United States Department of Justice, roughly 75% of all victims of sexual abuse know their attacker. And about 45% of victims are under 12 years old.

Here are some important numbers for victims and their families:

NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline: 1-800-942-6906 (English), Linea Contra la Violencia Domestica: 1-800-942-6908 (Spanish), TTY for hearing impaired: 1-800-818-0656 (English), and TTY para audio impedidos: 1-800-780-7660 (Spanish).

Have a happy and safe Halloween season.

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