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Criminals in Your Neighborhood? Introduces Personal Safety Service with Launch of

Free criminal search site equips consumers with up-to-date information on criminals
and sex offenders in their communities

Sacramento, CA – July 21, 2008 – (, the premier online service that helps consumers quickly find and connect with anyone, anywhere, today announced the launch of ( is a free Website that provides consumers with detailed information on people with criminal histories, including sex-related offenses, violent crimes and theft. In a society where personal safety has become an important concern, provides useful information that will help families feel secure in their neighborhoods and personal lives. enables consumers to make educated decisions about the people they let into their personal lives. For example, a family may decide to research a nanny or general contractor before letting that person near loved ones. Prior to buying a new house, a single woman could use the service to quickly determine how many sex offenders live in the community. The service is also useful for singles in the dating scene who want to know if their new love interest is really a perfect match. According to a recent survey conducted by, only 4 percent of respondents have ever run a background check on somebody they met online. This lack of knowledge represents a potentially dangerous proposition when meeting someone over the Internet.

Prior to, people could find criminal information in the public domain; however, it was typically difficult to locate and required lengthy searches in multiple locations online and offline. For example, typing in "criminal data" on Google yields more than 13 million results. Using, consumers are provided with accurate criminal information in one convenient place free of charge.

"Unfortunately we live in a time where words like assault, robbery, rape and homicide are frequently a daily headline," said Bryce Lane, president and chief operating officer of "We created to help consumers make the most educated decisions about the people they let into their personal lives and the lives of their loved ones. Nowhere else will consumers find a free, comprehensive personal safety service that matches the ease of use and accuracy of data as Whether on a date, renting a room, spending time with neighbors, or meeting new friends, people have the right, and now the means, to know if there is a criminal in their life."

Criminal Search - Information that Can Help Keep You Safe enables consumers to find information on criminals in a variety of ways -- consumers can search by name, age, location or offense category. People can also search for individuals who have committed a specific type of crime in a region. For example, a user could type in "Sacramento" and "Sex Offender," and in seconds they are provided with information on criminals matching that description. Criminal offense categories include behavioral, drug and alcohol, theft, sex-related, violent, and business, among others.

Neighborhood Watch

The Neighborhood Watch feature on allows users to quickly discover if someone with a criminal record is living in the surrounding community. Consumers simply enter a full address, or city and state, and are presented with a map identifying people in the area with criminal records. Consumers can click on the map to view detailed information about the identified criminals including name, age, current and previous addresses and complete criminal history. This information is especially useful for parents interested in educating themselves about people who may come into contact with their children.

Sex Offender Finder

The Sex Offender Finder provided on the site gives consumers the opportunity to identify sex offenders living in a specified area. Search results can include photos, physical descriptions and the last known address for people with sex-related offenses in their records.

Criminal Activity Alerts

Criminal activity alerts make it easy for users to follow the criminal history of people in their lives. Users specify the names of those they'd like to track and are alerted via email or in their account when new information becomes available. For example, parents may want to be alerted if criminal information appears on their child's teacher, bus driver, sports coach or daycare provider. is available immediately at no charge. For more information, visit

About is the premier online service that helps consumers quickly find and connect with anyone, anywhere. The service provides comprehensive searches including people search, background checks, criminal checks, business ownership and other public records. is the only company that can search billions of records spanning the last 40 years, making search results more comprehensive and accurate than competitors. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Sacramento, California. For more information, visit

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