If you have been convicted of a sex crime in Maryland, you may be required to submit your personal information to the state's sex crime registry. This database is designed to track those convicted of sex crimes and provide information for community members about sex offenders' whereabouts. The sex crime registry includes offenders that are sexually violent and those that target children, along with those convicted of lower-level sex offenses. The severity of the crimes determines the offender's term on the sex crime registry.
Your personal information will be made available to the general public through an online portal. Information is also provided through the postal service upon request. The information included in this database includes your name, photo and address. Further, a description of the crime and the location of the crime are included. Additional information not made available to the public includes Social Security numbers and other identifying data.