Did you know that there are approximately 917,771 registered sex offenders within the United States and its surrounding territories? This comes from data collected by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and the findings are very alarming.
Across the United States, Oregon has the largest percentage of sex offenders, at a high rate of 688 for every 100,000 residents. When it comes to the state with the lowest rate, that claim goes to Maryland with a rate of 125 for every 100,000 people.
This infographic from SecurityBaron.com includes a map pinpointing these locations, along with a list of the top 50 cities with the most sex offenders per 10,000 residents. It also includes a list of the 10 cities with the fewest.
The most alarming number comes out of Wilmington, Delaware, where there's one sex offender for every 107 residents in the city. That's just about 1% of the population! Did your city make this unfortunate list?