Registries in the U.S. has climbed to over 900,000
Registry INCREASES by 3.3% in 6 months – latest stats
The Dobbs Wire: The number of listings on sex offense registries in the U.S. has climbed to over 900,000, an increase of 3.3% in the last six months.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) just released its latest map which shows the latest figures for sex offense registries in all states. (NCMEC is a private organization that gets much of its funding from the federal government. Their map is updated twice a year; reliability of the numbers is uncertain.) The map and explanation sheet is online here: http://www.missingkids.com/content/dam/ncmec/en_us/SOR%20Map%20with%20Explanation.pdf
One key indicator continues to increase, the total number listed on registries is now 900,202. That’s a 3.3% (29,560) rise since the last count six months ago.
Attached are three charts produced by The Dobbs Wire that will tell you more.
Chart A Registries across the country – the numbers
This chart shows the biggest (California) to the smallest (Washington, DC) registries. A relatively small number of states have a large portion of the total registrants in the country — the 10 biggest registries have more than half (56%), the 15 biggest have more than two-thirds (68%).
Chart B Registries – differences among the states
This chart shows that some states put more of their people on the registry. One example is Michigan where the registry is 4th largest in the country but the state is only the 10th largest by population. Michigan’s registry has more people on it than New York’s, a state with twice the population. Oregon is the 27th largest state by population while it has the 9th largest registry.
Chart C Registries ranked by per capita registration rate and population
This chart shows wide variation in per capita registration rates around the country – from 120 (Maryland) to Oregon (679) per 100,000 population. Of the 10 states with the highest registration rates, some are small or medium size in population (Delaware, South Dakota, Wyoming, Arkansas) while others are quite populous such as Florida and Michigan.
The latest figures show some states with notable increases in registration since Nov. 2017:
Texas 8% (91,912 to 99,175)
Tennessee 3% (23,262 to 29,123)
North Carolina 4% (17,621 to 24,173)
Kentucky 3% (11,299 to 14,123)
Vermont 62% (1,333 to 2,166)
Rhode Island 23% (2,600 to 3,207)
The latest figures show at least one state with a notable decrease in registration since Nov. 2017:
Washington 11% (22,045 to 19,525)
Chart A State registries ranked by number of registrants May 30 2018.pdfWAR National Directors
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In this trying time we want to reiterate a few things for our registrants and families. We don't want there to be any confusion or penalties concerning registry requirements during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
Make sure you know current requirements. You can go to your Sheriff's Office website to see if there is new information there. If so, we suggest you do a screen print and save it. Call your registry office to get clarification on any questions you might have. Document the date, time, who you spoke with and their instructions regarding any address change, vehicle, employment, travel dates if required, etc.
Keep in mind if you are required to update your drivers license annually through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) you should contact them for their status. Some are limiting the number of people allowed inside and you have to wait to receive a call from them and then come back inside. Document any instructions.Be safe, be smart, stay healthy and know we will get through this.
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