VIDEO: Orange County Leads Florida For Most Convicted Sex Offenders
By Christopher Heath, James Tutten – WFTV // January 3, 2019
ABOVE VIDEO: Orange County is home to almost 2,300 convicted sex offenders.
ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA (WFTV) – Orange County is home to almost 2,300 convicted sex offenders. The most of any county in the state.
A new report from the Florida Legislature’s Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability finds the number of convicted sex offenders and predators living in Florida grew by 53 percent from 2005, when 18,607 sex offenders lived in the state, to 2018, when there were 28,548.
Amid this growth, Orange County has emerged as the county with the most sex offenders, followed by Duval (2,108), Hillsborough (1,823), Miami-Dade (1,763), and Pinellas (1,697).
“Orange County give(s) you the opportunity to rebuild your life,” said a convicted sex offender who asked WFTV News not use his real name. “Living in unincorporated Orange County, you have no problems, as long as you do as you are asked to do by the sheriff’s department.”
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