there are two studies that actually looked at people on the registry. One was the Nebraska sex offender registry study in July of 2013 . They found a average one-year re-conviction rate of 6/10 of one percent and the other one was done in Ohio with their average one-year re-conviction rate of 1/10 of one percent and that information is listed below.
The focus Should not be on the re-conviction rate. Even though this is a important point. The focus should be on damage to the families by the registry and public notification. And quite obviously the registry didn’t save any children, because there were re-offenses . And the fact that of the NEW sex crimes. 99.97% were done by people not on the registry. That is right 99.97% of the new sex crimes in Ohio in that 10 year period were done by people NOT on the registry.
I’ve attached the graph and information about the study below. Over the length of the study, which was 10 years. the comparison is done for the TOTAL, and it is done the way it should be done statistically. If you want to add up all the offenders that did reoffend for a total number, then you have to add up all the offenders that did not reoffend for a total. You will see when comparing the people that did not reoffend with the ones that DID reoffend that the re-offense rate was 1/100 of 1% and the people that did Not reoffend is 99.99% , but the idea behind this picture is not to show the re-conviction rate.
Each one of those BBs represents a person and each of those people probably have a child not to mention a spouse, parents, siblings and other relatives as well as friends and employers . That means that there are 21,511 families with children that have been damaged by the laws that are based on a Assumption of a high reoffending rate. That turns out to be less than 1/100 of 1% . So in fact the laws did not save a single child, because the registered citizens that went ahead and committed these new crimes did it with all the restrictions on them. But the sad fact is, these laws have damaged the 21,511 children and families. and this damage was done to these children, and families in violation of their constitutional rights. That is the way that this should be presented in my mind.
Note: Re-offenses in one year. There are more RSO registered than shown above. This data is only for the last ten years (2000-2010). Ohio has been had the registry since 1996. The extra four to five years. There is nearly an additional 5000 RSOs who have been on the registry from 10 to 15 years. They only add about 1 re-offense a year at the most. The re-offense rates for each year after released is based form the information found in ODRC Ten-Year Recidivism Follow-Up Of 1989 Sex Offenders Releases ; By Paul Konicek Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Office of Policy, Bureau of Planning and Evaluation;
I will summarize the table first year the re-offense rate was 2/10 of one percent. The second year, 3/10 of one percent. The third year, 1/10 of 1% the fourth year 6/100 of one percent. The 5 year 6/100 of one percent. The 6 year 5/100 of one percent. The seventh year 7/100 of one percent. The eighth year 5/100 of 1%. The nine the year 1/100 of 1% and the 10th year 4/1000 of 1% for a total re-offense rate over the ten-year period of 1/1000 of 1% when comparing those that did not reoffend with those that did