Halloween is the time of the year when parents are on heightened alert regarding their children's safety.

It's tough enough being a parent without having to worry about how to get the information you need to keep your kids safe.

With that being said, we thought we would give you the research tools you need. City-data.com features a helpful map while the New York State database can be searched using names, zip codes and more.

Remember that these registered offenders are not currently in legal trouble. This is simply a way for you to be aware of who is living in your neighborhood.