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Kansas near top for registered sex offenders

A report last week has Kansas near the top of a list of 10 states with the most registered offenders per capita.

In the report, released by asecurelife.com, Kansas ranks as the 9th highest number of sex offenders per capita.

The study says Oregon has the most sex offenders per 100,000 residents, with 679 offenders. Arkansas falls close behind with 550 offenders per 100,000 residents.

Kansas has 356 offenders per 100,000 residents, according to the report. The State has been dealing with how they determine and register offenders.

The report comes after an analysis of information compiled by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Maryland is listed as the state with the lowest number with about 100 offenders per 100,000 residents.

The states with the most and fewest offenders can be found listed below.

States with the highest number of offenders per capita: 

  1. Oregon
  2. Arkansas
  3. Delaware
  4. Michigan
  5. Tennessee
  6. Wisconsin
  7. South Dakota
  8. Wyoming
  9. Kansas
  10. Texas

States with the fewest sex offenders per capita: 

  1. Maryland
  2. Indiana
  3. Connecticut
  4. Ohio
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Pennsylvania
  7. Oklahoma
  8. New Mexico
  9. New Jersey
  10. Iowa

To develop the ranking  they report obtained data on the number of registered sex offenders in each state by surveying the individual sex offender registries for each state. The total number of offenders was compared with census data to determine the number of sex offenders per 100,000 total population in the state.


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