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Florida has over 26,000 sex offenders and sex predators who were convicted of sex crimes and are now living among us after serving time.
Sex offenders are required to register their permanent address with law enforcement. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains a database with this information.
Fox 4 In Your Corner took the information and analyzed it. Here’s what we found.
The typical registered sex offender who is not currently incarcerated and lives in Florida:
With over 2,000, Orange County is home to more registered sex offenders than any other county, followed by Duval and Hillsborough counties.
Charlotte County: 242 sexual offenders and predators (160,511 total residents)
Collier County: 278 sexual offenders and predators (328,134 residents)
DeSoto County: 89 sexual offenders and predators (34,894 residents)
Glades County: 27 sexual offenders and predators (12,635 residents)
Hendry County: 26 sexual offenders and predators (39,089 residents)
Lee County: 818 sexual offenders and predators (631,330 residents)
The map below shows the permanent addresses sex offenders and predators have registered with the state.
Green markers indicate an address of a sex offender who is a minor
Yellow markers indicate the address of a sex offender
Red markers indicate addresses registered by sex predators