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:
7. South Dakota
The states with the fewest offenders are:
43. New Mexico
42. New Jersey
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.