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Sex Offenders...Next Door?

NewsChannel 10 dug through hundred of pages of documents to bring you the facts. On average, there's one sex offender in our area for every eight hundred sixty people. But that's part of a wide range. Here's how the counties stack up:

1. Deaf Smith - 1 per 244 people

2. Potter - 1 per 282

3. Swisser - 1 per 335

4. Dallam - 1 per 345

5. Quay - 1 per 390

6. Donley - 1 per 425

7. Oldham - 1 per 437

8. Collingsworth - 1 per 458

9. Ochiltree - 1 per 500

10. Cimarron - 1 per 524

11. Curry - 1 per 584

12. Carson - 1 per 592

13. Briscoe - 1 per 586

14. Hutchinson - 1 per 611

15. Randall - 1 per 632

16. Cottle - 1 per 634

17. Castro - 1 per 637

18. Childress - 1 per 641

19. Gray - 1 per 710

20. Wheeler - 1 per 754

21. Hall - 1 per 756

22. Hansford - 1 per 767

23. Moore - 1 per 804

24. Roosevelt - 1 per 819

--- Average is 1 per 860 -----

25. Roberts - 1 per 887

26. Texas - 1 per 914

27. Hartley - 1 per 923

28. Lipscomb - 1 per 1,019

29. Hemphill - 1 per 1,117

30. Parmer - 1 per 1,430

31. Beaver - 1 per 1,464

32. Union - 1 per 2087

33. Armstrong - 1 per 2,148

34. Sherman - 1 per 3,186

35. Motley - Zero

These numbers were calcuated using public records lisiting registered sex offenders and the 2000 census data, the most recent information out there for every county.

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