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Sunday, January 3, 2016

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) Count of Sex Offenders is the “Go To” Total for Every News Article, Research Study and Report But After 10.5 Years of Data, it Appears to Be Extremely Flawed


Note- I can email my full spreadsheet (May 2005 to December 2015) to anyone who is interested, it’s just too wide to post on this blog (as an image) and attachments (PDF's, ,.doc's, .exe's, etc) can not be loaded onto Blogger. - Mary


In November 2015 the Virginia State Police (VSP) published the latest count of RSO’s in Virginia as 22,049 with 9,278 of those being incarcerated. But NCMEC claims in December 2015 (a month later) Virginia has 21,958 and they supposedly do NOT counting incarcerated RSO’s. 

In November 2014 the Virginia State Police counted 21,342 RSO’s with 9,138 of those being incarcerated while NCMEC claimed in December it was 21,235 (not too far off, but still counting our incarcerated RSO’s). 

And in October 2013 the VSP counted 20,360 RSO’s with 9,138 of those being incarcerated while NCMEC claimed in December (2 months later) it was 20,345 (again not too far off but still counting our incarcerated RSO’s) 

Back in 2010 there was a difference of 810 between the NCMEC count and the VSP count for Virginia. 

But yet EVERY media outlet goes to the NCMEC for the Registered Sex Offender count in the U.S. and researchers have also depended on the NCMEC’s count as accurate.