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Millions of Searches Done on N.C. Sex Offender Site

Posted July 26, 2007 2:01 a.m. EDT

— Visitors conducted more than 4 million searches on North Carolina's sex-offender site since it was relaunched in late April.

The N.C. Department of Justice recorded 4,078,635 sites done on the site by 10:30 Wednesday, officials said.

More than 8,200 people signed up for alerts to be notified when a registered offender moves near their home, school, day care or any other specific address.

More than 500 also chose to get email alerts about specific registered offenders.

In the Triangle, that breaks down to 812 people receiving alerts in Raleigh and 240 in Durham. Around 230 people in Cary, 128 in Apex and 122 in Clayton also signed up.

State Attorney Roy Coooper launched the redesigned site April 23 as part of a larger campaign against sexual predator that he's been waging.

The revamped site lets people view maps and aerial photographs that show offenders’ home addresses.