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Nevada ranks No. 31 on list of states with most registered sex offenders

Posted: 6:23 AM, Aug 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-30 23:22:18Z
Ranked: Sex offenders by state
Ranked: Sex offenders by state
Ranked: Sex offenders by state

A new report by A Secure Life has ranked Nevada No. 31 on list of states with most registered sex offenders.

The analysts at A Secure Life evaluated data from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to provide a complete ranking of the states with the highest and lowest number of registered sex offenders per 100,000 residents.

The states with the most registered sex offenders are:

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

The states with the fewest offenders are:

50. Maryland
49. Indiana
48. Connecticut
47. Ohio
46. Massachusetts
45. Pennsylvania
44. Oklahoma
43. New Mexico
42. New Jersey
41. Iowa
40. Arizona

Unfortunately, no matter what state you live in, you could end up living near a registered sex offender. While many people on the registry are probably not a threat, it's smart to take precautions including:

Get to know your neighbors before letting your children visit their home.
Don’t let your kids travel alone to or from school. Drive them yourself, arrange for a ride, send them on a school bus, or make sure they’re walking with a group.
Install security cameras and motion sensor lights outside your home so you can always see who is coming and going.
Consider carrying small self-defense items if you’re running or walking alone—especially when it’s dark out.