Hawes said he believes Canada should adopt a system similar to the one in Washington State , which lets users search for offenders by address. He said he wouldn't necessarily go out of his way to track down a sex offender, "but we're aware of him, and we know what he looks like, and if we see him down at the leisure centre or the swimming pool or wherever kids are, we can phone the police and do something about it. Corrections issued a warning to the public at the time of the move. Hawes said that he believes that in general, the public should be entitled to its privacy, but that people forfeit that right when they harm someone else. Police Photos A map shows the search results of a search for sex offenders in the area near Bellis Fair Mall. Public Safety Canada said there are legislative provisions for a publicly accessible database of high-risk child sex offenders, but more consultation is needed before one could be created. While the databases won't help residents get an offender to move out of their neighbourhood, they do allow people to know who they need to watch out for, the Mission mayor said. The website only gives their approximate address — the hundred block or intersection of the street their living in — for the safety of the offender, and to protect victims who may be related to them. The NSOPW lets members of the public to select their state, then redirects them to either a First Nations database or their state's own database. For example, a search of the area of Bellis Fair Mall in Bellingham shows that 11 offenders are living within a two-mile radius. James Conway moved to Mission in the summer, after the owners of his halfway house in Abbotsford chose not to renew the lease. One of the people within the range of Bellis Fair was convicted of assaulting three girls while working as a babysitter. Conway is subject to close monitoring by authorities and 25 court-ordered conditions, but Corrections said he has a pattern of sexual offences against female children "in a predatory and opportunistic manner. He said he feels that the public should have more access to information on offenders living in their community than just the details sent out by police in high-risk cases. Published Monday, October 31, 3: Nights like Halloween, where children head door-to-door, have some people realizing how little they know about their neighbours.