Homelessness Among People on Delaware's Sex Offender Registry

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Center for Community Development & Family Policy; Biden School of Public Policy and Adminstration; University of Delaware
A brief based on data from Delaware's sex offender registry (SOR) offers a unique view of homelessness among this at-risk population. Co-authors Stephen Metraux, Director, Center for Community Research & Service and Alexander Modeas, Graduate Research Assistant, found that 4.6% of the SOR population in Delaware communities were homeless on a given night, substantially higher than found in other states. "This shows that the level of homelessness among those convicted of sex offenses is far higher than that of the general population. The findings also provide a window into homelessness more generally and the limitations related to collecting comprehensive data on the homeless population in Delaware."
homeless, Delaware, sex offender registry