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
by the overall population
in that state or territory and multiplying them by 100,000 or 10,000,
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.