U.S. Cities Ranked by the Frequency of Registered Sex Offenders

According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, there are a total of 917,771 registered sex offenders in the United States and its territories. That’s 279 registered sex offenders for every 100,000 people. Oregon has the largest percentage of sex offenders, at 688 for every 100,000 people; Maryland has the least of any state, 125 for every 100,000 people.

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US Cities Ranked by Sex Offenders

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There are three risk levels assigned to sex offenders. Level 1 means that there is a low risk of repeat offense, level 2 means that there is a moderate risk of repeat offense, and level 3 means that there is a high risk of repeat offense or that a threat to public safety exists. Level 3 offenders generally have previous convictions, predatory characteristics that involve seeking victims unknown to the offender, and a tendency toward violence.

This infographic analyzes 125 major U.S. cities to provide a ratio of sex offenders to non-offenders, showing where the highest concentrations of sex offenders are. The top ten cities found to have the highest ratios are as follows:
1. Wilmington, Delaware — 1 sex offender for every 107 residents
2. Orlando, Florida — 1 sex offender for every 143 residents
3. Sioux Falls, South Dakota — 1 sex offender for every 153 residents
4. Helena, Montana — 1 sex offender for every 160 residents
5. Las Vegas, Nevada — 1 sex offender for every 163 residents
6. Richmond, Virginia — 1 sex offender for every 163 residents
7. Bismarck, North Dakota — 1 sex offender for every 168 residents
8. Louisville, Kentucky — 1 sex offender for every 173 residents
9. Hartford, Connecticut — 1 sex offender for every 182 residents
10. Cheyenne, Wyoming — 1 sex offender for every 186 residents

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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