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Beware: These 10 Counties In Tennessee Have The Most Sex Offenders

With the ease of information available to society in this day and age (thank you, internet!), we have the ability to monitor the safety and wellbeing of our families and homes. As of January 1st, 1996, the state of Tennessee made it mandatory that every man and woman convicted of a sexual crime and deemed a ‘sex offender’ had to continuously register their location with the state. We scoured government studies (see bottom of article) that exhumed the criminal presence of offenders over the years.

Here are ten counties that ranked highest as to the number of offenders per 10,000 inhabitants. Please keep in mind the size of the towns, population, and other varied values that could skew data. Numbering is based off of the ratio of population to sex offender registrants, which you can verify at HomeFacts for peace of mind.

As of August 11, 2015, there were 21,306 registered sex offenders in the state of Tennessee.

Educating yourself as to the reality of your society and the dangers that may exist a bit too close to home can be an empowering thing. We encourage you to stay up to date on the state of your community in order to feel completely comfortable at home.

Keep in mind: All data in the above article was pulled from third party sources such as HomeFacts and City-Data. OnlyInYourState doesn’t guarantee the information above is perfectly accurate or current, although we have done our best to ensure that it is. For further questions, please consult the proper state agency.

Meghan O'Brien
Meghan is a Tennessee transplant wildly in love with Music City. She’s quite the fan of snobby coffee, late night diner dates and the unnecessary hair flip.