SOURCE: Intelius

December 12, 2007 10:00 ET

How Safe Is Your Neighborhood?

Intelius' New Neighborhood Check Service Provides Photos and Location of Neighborhood Sex Offenders for Personal and Family Safety

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - Intelius, Inc., a company that empowers consumers with online information for personal safety and intelligent decisions, today announced it has launched Neighborhood Check, a service that provides rich property and neighborhood information, including a detailed area sex offender report.

In addition to property details including estimated value, sales history, previous owners, lot size and home size, the report also includes information about neighbors, crime statistics, income statistics, and an area sex offender report. The sex offender section of the Neighborhood Check includes an interactive map identifying the location of the sex offender and their proximity to the property, as well as offender photos, physical descriptions and other offense information.

There are nearly 500,000 sex offenders listed in the nation's sex offender registry, many of whom live in neighborhoods. Sex offenders are also about four times more likely than non-sex offenders to be arrested for other sex crimes after being discharged from prison, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, making the need for a complete sex offender report vital for the peace of mind and safety of parents, children and other community members living around discharged sex offenders.

Intelius' Neighborhood Check will also soon be augmented with an alert option, allowing consumers to sign up to receive regular email alerts, keeping them informed of the movement and change over time of sex offenders in their area.

"At Intelius, our mindset remains that an informed, aware consumer is a safe consumer, and our products reflect that theme of providing information for personal safety," said Naveen Jain, Chief Executive Officer at Intelius. "Our Neighborhood Check and Sex Offender Report are clear indications of our goal to continue innovating products that help our customers stay as engaged as possible with the world around them so they can protect their loved ones and make intelligent decisions every day."

Intelius' Neighborhood Check, which includes an area sex offender report, can be purchased at for $14.95. A single sex offender report can be purchased for $9.95.

In addition to Intelius' newly enhanced Neighborhood Check and sex offender report, the company also offers other personal safety services including extensive consumer and enterprise background checks, an identity theft prevention service and in-depth people and phone searches.

About Intelius

Intelius is the leading information commerce company providing consumers and businesses with information to empower the decision-making process for peace of mind and security. To date, Intelius has gained more than five million unique customers who use Intelius' information to reconnect and protect their loved ones, businesses and assets. Intelius' services include background checks, people search services, comprehensive employment screening services and an award-winning identity theft prevention product, IDWatch. Intelius is one of the top 100 most trafficked sites on the Internet, according to comScore/Media Metrix. Intelius was listed as an Inc. 500 company and was named one of Washington's top three Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal in 2007, and in 2006, Intelius was named the American Business Awards' Best New Company, and was listed amongst the top 15 Corporate Philanthropists by Puget Sound Business Journal. For more about Intelius products and services, visit For more about Intelius' business, news and policies, visit

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