This web site is provided by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide a free nationwide search for sex offenders registered by states, territories, Indian tribes, and the District of Columbia. NSOPW is the only national sex offender search site with direct access to registered sex offender information from the individual registration jurisdictions.
Sex offenders can be male or female, they can be an adult, an older child, or an adolescent. In Canada, in order for sexual abuse to take place in the latter two situations, the older child or adolescent offender must be two years older than the victim.
Statistics on Perpetrators of Child Sexual Abuse. Child Maltreatment 2010 reports that 6.2% of child abusers sexually abused a child. 40-80% of juvenile sex offenders have themselves been victims of sexual abuse (Advances in Clinical Child Psychology, page 19).