How Many RSO's are in the U.S. - NCMEC's 50 State Count 2005 to 2016

  This Page was Last Updated on December 13, 2016 
May 2005

December 2016

I can email my full spreadsheet from May 2005 to December 2016 (19 different counts) to anyone who is interested, it’s just too wide to post on this blog as an image and attachments can not be loaded onto a blog. I also have every NCMEC Map (19) for anyone who is looking for them as NCMEC does not archive their past maps online to access or review.  

I have previously posted about the inconsistencies with NCMEC’s RSO maps/counts here, here and here with specific examples of their failures. Which is no real surprise when you consider the known false statement that NCMEC’s Ernie Allen made in 2010 to Congress……….that 100,000 convicted RSO’s are NOT registered and are missing across the U.S. If NCMEC claims it, it must be true so this falsehood has been repeated over and over again for years and everyone believes it, but it’s NOT true.  

                -Mary Devoy
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Chart #2:


NCMEC gives the 100,000 per capita numbers but that really doesn’t mean much to most folks, they need something a bit more tangible. So I took the idea from my Virginia State Police Registry Growth chart where I calculate 1 out of every Adult Male in the State. 

Now, not every Registered Sex Offender is a Male, in Virginia approximately 5% of the VSP Registry is female.

Also not every Registered Sex Offender is an adult; there are juveniles in most States who are Registered Sex Offenders. Plus there are States with Private Registries and NCMEC doesn’t state anywhere if their official count is including juveniles or private lists. Finally NCMEC claims their Registered Sex Offender count does NOT include incarcerated Registered Sex Offenders, well what about civilly committed SVP’s? We don’t know.

So this Per Capita Chart (see below) is as good as the NCMEC data is.

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