Using data from City-Data, 2 this article looks at the United States cities with the highest frequencies of sex offenders per 10, residents. Out of all the states, Oregon has the largest percentage of sex offenders with for every , people. Maryland, on the other hand, has the lowest percentage, with only for every , people. But before we get into the numbers, we want to tell you a little bit more about registered sex offenders and their surrounding laws. Not all sexual offenders are created equal. They are actually separated into three different levels in terms of how likely they are to repeat an offense.
United States Cities Ranked by the Frequency of Registered Sex Offenders
Constitutionality of sex offender registries in the United States. Sex offender registries in the United States exist at both the federal and state levels. Registries contain information about persons convicted of sexual offenses for law enforcement and public notification purposes. All 50 states and the District of Columbia maintain sex offender registries that are open to the public via websites, although information on some offenders is visible to law enforcement only.
Sex Offender Registration And Notification Act (SORNA)
A sex offender sexual offender , sex abuser , or sexual abuser is a person who has committed a sex crime. What constitutes a sex crime differs by culture and legal jurisdiction. The majority of convicted sex offenders have convictions for crimes of a sexual nature; however, some sex offenders have simply violated a law contained in a sexual category. Some of the serious crimes which usually result in a mandatory sex-offender classification are sexual assault , statutory rape , bestiality , child sexual abuse , incest , rape , and sexual imposition. Sex offender registration laws in the United States may also classify less serious offenses as sexual offenses requiring sex offender registration.
This Website is provided as a public service by the U. Department of Justice "the Department". Using this Website, interested members of the public have access to and may search participating Jurisdiction Website public information regarding the presence or location of offenders who, in most cases, have been convicted of sexually violent offenses against adults and children and certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors. The public can use this Website to educate themselves about the possible presence of such offenders in their local communities.