Excellent point. Registry should be for law enforcement only. Law enforcement can notify land lords, employers if that is necessary based on offenders profile. Making the registry public helps no one. People get panicked for no substantial threat.
When everyone caught in sex-offense is added to the list, there will be no place without sex-offender living next door. That will make people ignore the registry. In the end offenders will get punished with no added safety for general population.