||Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Compliance Unit (Phone) 602-255-0611; (Fax) 602-223-2949.
|Offenders Required to Register:
||A person who has been convicted of or adjudicated guilty except insane for a violation or attempted violation of any of the following offenses or who has been convicted of or adjudicated guilty except insane or not guilty by reason of insanity for an offense committed in another jurisdiction that if committed in this state would be a violation or attempted violation of any of the following offenses or an offense that was in effect before September 1, 1978 and that, if committed on or after September 1, 1978, has the same elements of an offense listed in this section or who is required to register by the convicting or adjudicating jurisdiction, within ten days after the conviction or adjudication or within ten days after entering and remaining in any county of this state, shall register with the sheriff of that county: Unlawful imprisonment if the victim is under eighteen years of age and the unlawful imprisonment was not committed by the child's parent; Kidnapping if the victim is under eighteen years of age and the kidnapping was not committed by the child's parent; Sexual abuse if the victim is under eighteen years of age; Sexual conduct with a minor; Sexual exploitation of a minor; Sexual assault; Sexual assault of a spouse if the offense was committed before August 12, 2005; Molestation of a child; Continuous sexual abuse of a child; Taking a child for the purpose of prostitution; Child prostitution; Commercial sexual exploitation of a minor; Luring a minor for sexual exploitation; Sex trafficking of a minor; A second or subsequent violation of indecent exposure to a person under the age of fifteen years; A second or subsequent violation of public sexual indecency to a minor under the age of fifteen years; A third or subsequent violation of indecent exposure; A third or subsequent violation of public sexual indecency, Failure to register. Unlawful age misrepresentation. Aggravated Luring of a minor for sexual exploitation.
The judge who sentences a defendant for any violation of chapter 14 or 35.1 of this title or for an offense for which there was a finding of sexual motivation may require the person who committed the offense to register pursuant to this section.
The court may require a person who has been adjudicated delinquent for an act that would constitute an offense specified in subsection A or C of this section to register pursuant to this section. Any duty to register under this subsection shall terminate when the person reaches the age of twenty-five unless the person is required to register for a longer duration by the convicting jurisdiction.
Fingerprints, photo, DNA sample, all known names, any online identifiers and the name of any website where the identifiers are being used.
||State Department of Public Safety. The county sheriff is responsible for registering sex offenders living within their county.
|Timeframe for Registration:
New out of state offender: Within 10 days of entering state.
Change of address within the same county: Within 72 hours.
Change of address between counties: Within 10 days.
Upon release from prison: Within 10 days.
All registrations must be completed in person, on a sex offender registration form.
Time frames listed exclude weekends and legal holidays.
|Applies to Out of State Offenders:
||Yes, if you are planning on staying within Arizona for more than 10 days.
|Duration of Requirement:
All persons required to register pursuant to this section are required to register for life except a person who is required to register because of a conviction for the unlawful imprisonment of a minor or the kidnapping of a minor. Absent additional or subsequent convictions a person convicted of either of those two offenses must register for a period of ten years from the date that the person is released from prison, jail, probation, community supervision or parole and the person has fulfilled all restitution obligations.
|Verification of Address:
The department of public safety shall annually verify the addresses of all sex offender registration records.
Upon the person's initial registration and every year after the person's initial registration, the person shall obtain a new non-operating identification license or a driver license from the motor vehicle division in the department of transportation and shall carry a valid non-operating identification license or a driver license. The license shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance, and the person shall submit to the department of transportation proof of the person's address. The motor vehicle division shall annually update the person's photograph and shall make a copy of the photograph available to the criminal identification section of the department of public safety or to any law enforcement agency.
|Penalties for Non-Compliance:
||A person who is subject to registration and who fails to comply is guilty of a class 4 felony.
|Access to Information: Level 1:
||For level one (low risk) offenders, the local law enforcement agency that is responsible for notification shall maintain information about the offender. The local law enforcement agency may disseminate this information to other law enforcement agencies and may give notification to the people with whom the offender resides. Level 1 offenders are not listed on the state's website.
|Access to Information: Level 2/Level 3:
State law requires mandatory community notification on all offenders assessed as a Level 2(Intermediate Risk) or Level 3 (High Risk). Notification shall be made to the surrounding neighborhood, area schools, appropriate community groups and prospective employers. The notification shall include a flyer with a photograph and exact address as well as a summary of the offender's status and criminal background. A press release and a Level 2 or 3 flyers shall be given to the local electronic and print media to enable information to be placed in a local publication. Information on offenders categorized as a Level 2 or Level 3 is also listed on the State's sex offender website.
||Information is considered criminal history; violation of confidentiality is a felony.
||14,500 as of 7/1/11
* This number includes offenders who have registered in Arizona but maybe living in another state but are not required to register in that state or who have not registered in that state. If a offender has registered in another state then they are not included in the 14,549.
||appx. 96% (based on 4% of offenders in absconder status)