Should we know where child sex offenders call home?
TOOWOOMBA residents want to know how many child sex offenders are living in the community.
It comes after two men were given jail time in two days in Toowoomba for not complying with their reporting conditions as registered child sex offenders.
Queensland Corrective Services has confirmed there are three dangerous sex offenders living under 24-hour supervision in the Toowoomba community.
Those offenders were classified as dangerous because they had either committed a sexual offence against a child or committed a sexual offence with violence.
The Queensland Police Service was reluctant to confirm the number of registered child sex offenders living in Toowoomba.
A police spokeswoman instead said there 4762 people on Queensland's component of the National Child Offender Register as at March 19.
"According to the provisions of the register, the figure is not broken down to district or regional level," the spokeswoman said.
"It is only available as a state total."
She said the Child Protection Offender Registry was the police unit responsible for state-wide management of reportable offenders and persons of interest.
"The Queensland Police Service has implemented state-side compliance management strategies to ensure that reportable offenders comply with their reporting obligations."
A poll of pedestrians in Toowoomba's CBD found unanimous support for information on child sex offender numbers.
Participants said the knowledge would help them in their role as parents to keep their children safe.
Should we know where child sex offenders are living?
This poll ended on 04 May 2014.
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
"If you are going to keep your kids safe you have got to know who is around," participant Lindsey Nolan said.
"I think if people are not going to be locked up for what they have done, you should know where they are."
Another mother Natasha Box said knowing where offenders lived would encourage people to be more vigilant with child safety.
"I'd definitely like to know if someone was living on our street so we can make sure our children know," she said.
A Queensland Corrective Services spokeswoman said dangerous sex offenders were closely monitored.
Measures included through 24/7 GPS tracking, surveillance, case management and intervention, drug and alcohol testing, curfews and exclusions from certain areas and organisations such as playgrounds and schools.
"Sex offenders being supervised under community based-orders are subject to strict reporting conditions," the spokeswoman said.
"They also receive regular visits from Probation and Parole and surveillance officers."