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Beware the Boogie Man (child molesters)

Posted 04-08-2010 at 02:00 PM by bbkennedy

Does the Boogie Man live next door or down the street? How close is his domicile and what does he look like? Should you have extra concern for your children's safety when they go out to play or is your street as safe as it appears?

Whether it's mentioned or not these questions run through every parents head when they are looking for a new home. Before you pluck down all your hard-earned savings and take on the burden of a 15 to 30 year mortgage it's a good idea to know your neighbors a little better. The last thing you want is to unnecessarily put your children in harm's way and/or have buyer's remorse after moving into your new house.

Although there's no national register of sour pusses (boy, I wish I had the resources to start that one!), there are national registers for sex offenders-http://www.familywatchdog.us/.

I analyzed 29 popular zip codes in the Metro Louisville and gave them a "Boogie Man" ranking. I was surprised at the results and you will be too. In all fairness, I'm not sure how accurate the numbers are for Southern Indiana but they are the best available. Let me explain, there are four zip codes that hold 4 of the 5 worst rankings. The zip codes are from across the river in Southern Indiana. Sex offender registries are maintained at the state level so if someone knows about a flaw in the Indiana data base let me know because their numbers look horrible!

After tabulating the number of registered offenders in each zip code I used estimated current populations for each one to determine my "Boogie Man" ranking. In one zip code fully 1% of the population were registered; think about it, that's 1 out of every one hundred people! That's creeeepy.

Some of the safest areas are also the most expensive and the most popular. St. Matthews, the Highlands, Glenview, Hurstbourne, Lyndon, and Prospect all scored very well and are at the bottom of the list.

Not far behind are a few outside Jefferson County- Mt. Washington, Crestwood, and Taylorsville, located in Bullitt, Oldham, and Spencer Counties.

The worst performers, the abode of the "Boogie Man", are Clarksville, Sellersburg, New Albany, located in Southern Indiana, as well as Old Louisville. Other problem areas included West Buechel, Shively, and the Iroquois Park area.

Check your own address, daycare or schools in the Louisville area, as well as Southern Indiana. Be safe, and protect your children!

If you would like to download my "Boogie Man Ranking" it's on my website- http://kennedyvalue.com/Blog.aspx

P.S. Sorry my website is such a mess. I'm trying to redo it myself. Maybe I'll have time to finish it by the time the kids are 18.
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    Hey, I'm not afraid of the boogie man, I am more afraid of the tax man. I think the odds of one being financial ruined or loosing things to the tax man is much greater than one being exposed to the "boogie man". Which brings me to another thought ..... why is it that KY has a personal property tax for individuals ? That is one really big reason why I keep asking myself....Do I really want to own anything at all in Kentucky, since with PPT you NEVER really own it, the tax man does.
    Posted 03-03-2012 at 04:16 PM by Astrolion Astrolion is offline

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