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Map of Registered Sex Offenders in the United States

Data obtained via a survey of the individual sex offender registries in the 50 states, the
District of Columbia, and five Territories of the United States (American Samoa, Guam,
Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). In the U.S. Virgin
Islands, Saint Thomas and Saint John share a sex offender registry, while Saint Croix
maintains its own separate sex offender registry. This brings the total number of registries
surveyed to 57.

The total number of registered sex offenders has been compared to census data to determine
the number of sex offenders per 100,000 total population in that state. There are 4 exceptions
to this: American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Saint Thomas/Saint John, and Saint
Croix. These territories have total populations below 100,000. Therefore, these territories
were calculated at a rate of sex offenders per 10,000 total population.

Displayed on each state and territory is the total number of registered sex offenders in red
with the number per 100,000 total population or per 10,000 total population where applicable
just below in parentheses in black.

Rates were computed by dividing the total number of registered sex offenders 1 by the overall
population2 in that state or territory and multiplying them by 100,000 or 10,000, respectively.

Colors indicate the total population range in each state and territory. This range is explained
in the legend of the map. The territories in which sex offenders per 10,000 total population
were calculated are also denoted with a background color.

Registered Sex Offenders Registered sex offender totals are based on counts obtained from the state and
territory sex offender registries.

Population Population totals are based on tables downloaded from the 2014 U.S. Census Bureau or
2010 U.S. Census Bureau.

2,338
(317)

Registered sex offenders in the United States


and its territories per 100,000 population

AK

Total - 851,870 (per 100,000 population - 262)

21,678
(302)
WA
28,736
(713)
OR

103,534
(264)
CA

2,492
(241)
MT

4,349
(263)
ID

8,104
(280)
NV

1,816
(240)
ND

7,436
(248)
UT

17,884
(328)
CO

Northern
Mariana
Islands

5,102
(269)
NE
9,663
(332)
KS
6,255
(160)
OK

3,568
(171)
NM

St. Thomas, VI* and


St. John, VI*

59
(11)

St. Croix, VI*

58
(11)

575
(106)
American
Samoa

Territories with population rates per 10,000 (American Samoa, N. Mariana and Virgin Islands)

24,117
(418)
WI

14,936
(246)
MO
15,330
(515)
AR

2,717
(204)
ME
VT

39,012
(197)
NY

42,325
(427)
MI

3,032
(87)

9,293 14,209
(311) (292)
AL
MS

27,927
(273)
GA

MA

CT

11,399
(168)
MA
1,680
(159)
RI

5,364
(149)
CT

NH

19,228
(150)
29,839
PA
NJ
(257)
21,913 9,521
MD
OH
DE
(170) (144)
DC
4,604
IN
IL
(250) 22,310
10,742
WV
(266)
(243)
VA
KY
16,749
21,947
(167)
(333)
NC
TN
15,131

9,320
(200)
LA

Puerto
Rico

1,334
(213)
VT

MI

5,333
(171)
IA

87,189
(317)
TX

HI

132
(25)

17,706
(323)
MN

3,472
(404)
SD

1,506
(257)
WY

15,438
(226)
AZ

3,024
(211)

2,747
(206)
NH

15,025
(168)
NJ

RI

4,759
(503)
DE

7,054
(117)
MD

1,074
(160)
DC

(309)
SC

Population range
68,845
(340)
FL

940
(581)

<1 million

1 to 5 million

6 to10 million
>10 million

Guam

Prepared by the Records and Access Unit, June 17, 2016


National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
RSO data: State or territory sex offender registries
Population range: 2015 U.S Census Bureau or
*2010 U.S Census Bureau
Mapping software donated to NCMEC by Esri, Redlands, California