Do you know how many sex offenders live near you?
A new report from ASecureLife.com shows Michigan is in the top five for most sex offenders per capita.
To come up with the rankings, the home security website used a report compiled by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The report looked at the number of registered sex offenders in each state by surveying the individual sex offender registries.
Oregon has the most sex offenders per capita, according to the report. On the other hand, Maryland has fewer sex offenders than any other state.
Michigan ranked fourth.
Chances are likely a sex offender lives near you no matter where you are in the nation.
Here are some precautions you can take to keep your family safe: Get to know your neighbors before letting your children visit their home. Don’t let your kids travel alone to or from school. Drive them yourself, arrange for a ride, send them on a school bus, or make sure they’re walking with a group. Install security cameras and motion sensor lights outside your home so you can always see who is coming and going. Consider carrying small self-defense items if you’re running or walking alone—especially when it’s dark out.Copyright 2018 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.