A sex offender is defined as any person convicted as committing a sex crime, an increasingly clear and present danger within contemporary society.
To better understand the implications of living in an area with a high population of registered sex offenders, we must first become fully aware of just what actual constitutes a “sex crime”. S, sex crimes have been extended to include those not covered by traditionally recognizable acts of serious sexual misconduct, such as rape, child sexual abuse, and incest.
The definition of a registerable sex offense can vary significantly from one jurisdiction to another.
Sex offenders must periodically report in person to their local law enforcement agency and furnish their address, and list of other information such as place of employment and email addresses.
The only statistics currently published in Florida are the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's totals gathered from law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
These numbers do not reflect the total number of individuals that were victimized by sexual offenses, but represent only sexual offenses that were reported to law enforcement.
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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.
According to NCMEC, as of 2016 there were 859,500 registered sex offenders in United States.
On the other hand, the state with the lowest number of registered sex offenders is Pennsylvania, followed by Maryland and New Mexico.
In order to curb the menace of sexual delinquency, a large body of legislation meant to deter sexual crime and register offenders have been passed at federal and state levels across the United States.