Top zip codes where sex offenders live in Southwest, Central Virginia

Our highest zip code is in the city of Roanoke

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We meticulously combed through Virginia's Sex Offender Registry to create the map below, which shows, by zip code, where sex offenders live.

Click here to search the registry yourself and learn the exact addresses of offenders.

Below is a breakdown of sex offenders, sorted by which city they live in.

Since our area has dramatically different population sizes when broken down by city and county, we also took a look at the data, taking each city or county's population into consideration. 

The following process was used to create the above table:

  • Acquire the raw numbers of sex offenders by county/city
  • Find the July 1, 2018 population estimate for each county/city from U.S. Census data
  • Divide the number of sex offenders in a given locale, by that locale's population, then multiply that number by 10,000
  • All data from Virginia's Sex Offender Registry was pulled on Oct. 28, 2019.

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