Kansas among top 10 states with most registered sex offenders

Posted: Updated:
(KMBC/KAKE) -

A report named Kansas as one of the 10 states with the most registered sex offenders per capita in the nation, according to asecurelife.com.

The evaluated data from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provided a ranking of the states with the highest and lowest number of registered sex offenders per 100,000 residents.

According to the data, Kansas fell on the high end of the spectrum, claiming the No. 9 spot on the list of states with the most offenders. Oregon has the most sex offenders per capita with 679 sex offenders per 100,000 residents. Arkansas is close behind with just under 550 offenders per 100,000 residents.

Report: Sex offenders migrating to Kansas from Missouri

Oklahoma is of the states with the fewest sex offenders. Missouri ranked in the middle of the pack.

Click here for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's online offender registry, and check Community Crime Map for registered sex offenders and crime reports in your area.

States with the highest number of offenders per capita:

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 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

See more from KMBC

Check out these photos from across KAKEland snapped by our viewers, staff and local officials. Do you have pictures to share with us? Email them to news@kake.com.

MORE SLIDESHOWS HERE