Updated list has Marion County second on list for most sex offenders in Illinois

An updated inventory of registered sex offenders in Illinois lists Marion County as Number Two on a list of the 10 Illinois counties with the most sex offenders per 10,000 people.

In comparison, neighboring Clinton County is Number Three on a list of the 10 Illinois counties with the fewest sex offenders per 10,000 people.

Pulaski County has the most offenders on a list complied annually by Homefacts, with nearly 38 offenders per 10,000 people, followed by Marion County with more than 36 offenders per 10,000 people.

Edgar County comes in third with nearly 36; Peoria County with almost 33; Alexander with almost 32; and Union County with almost 28 offenders per 10,000 people.

DeWitt has more than 27 offenders for Seventh Place; Massac follows with just under 27; Franklin with more than 26; and Clay County is in 10th Place with just over 26 offenders.

DuPage County has the fewest sex offenders per capita, with just over 4; Monroe follows with 4.22; Clinton County is Third with fewer than 5 offenders per 10,000.

Kendall County was Fourth with just 5 offenders; Brown, Calhoun, and Kane follow with fewer than 6 each. Will County has just over 6 offenders per 10,000 people, while Jersey and McHenry counties had fewer than 7 offenders per capita.

Homefacts says there are 21.63 sex offenders per 10,000 people in Illinois, slightly more than last year’s 21.33 per 10,000 people, both of which are more dense than the national average of 14.3 offenders per 10,000 people.