Excellent point about the number of years that have passed since conviction. In the eyes of the public, and due to the public register, it appears as if a crime occurred only recently. When in fact, many of those convicted of an offense have led law-abiding, healthy lifestyles for years, and some even for decades. Yet there are many ‘active’ behaviorally negative offenders convicted of other types of crimes, aside from sex crimes, who remain seemingly less dangerous or at less risk of harming another person during natural disasters. Apparently it is easier to use a list of registered citizens to appear tough on crime instead of promoting the idea of prevention utilizing actuarial data to measure risk.