You don't want them in your back yard either. I was attacked by 4 racoons when I was younger and it was horrible. They may look cute, but you get to close and they are very mean animals!
If you can't shoot them, you can get traps at any hardware store and set them. If you catch them, you can just call animal control. Good luck and my best advice is to stay away from them and keep kids away from them. If you have any trash, animal food, or anything else like that, I would get them out of there. They are more likley to return if there is food for them.