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Study: Wisconsin ranks in top 10 for most registered sex offenders per capita

Posted at 4:49 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-23 17:49:54-04

Wisconsin is in the top 10 for most registered sex offenders per capita according to a report from A Secure Life.

The list is based off data from a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that used sex offender registries for each state and compared the number of offenders with census data. 

Findings put Wisconsin in sixth for most registered sex offenders per capita. 

Oregon sits at the top of the list with 679 offenders per 100,000 residents. Arkansas is second with nearly 550 offenders per 100,000 residents. 

Here are the states on the top 10 list:

1. Oregon

2. Arkansas

3. Delaware

4. Michigan

5. Tennessee

6. Wisconsin

7. South Dakota

8. Wyoming

9. Kansas

10. Texas

States with the fewest sex offenders per capita:

50. Maryland

49. Indiana

48. Connecticut

47. Ohio

46. Massachusetts

45. Pennsylvania

44. Oklahoma

43. New Mexico

42. New Jersey

41. Iowa

40. Arizona