I haven't really changed my habits since finding out, because I've never been one to take my safety for granted. I am always on high alert. Plus, I know a number of people who will never make it onto that registry, because they'll never be prosecuted for their crimes. I guess it's hard to be afraid of the "bad guys out there" when members of my own family have gotten away with doing the same sort of thing.
When I think about that, the fact that members of my own family *are* the bad guys out there, I can't help wondering if these registries give people a false sense of security. Most people don't want to believe that their husband or father or mother or brother is a sex offender, but it's still a distinct and unfortunate possibility, and I wish more people would keep that in mind. At the same time, I also think it's better to know that the registered sex offenders are out there than to turn a blind eye.
I fully support the registries but I wish the courts and law enforcement could stay on top of this a little better.