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Monday, November 25, 2013

Where are the Greater Columbia Area Registered Sex Offenders?

So, where are the Greater Columbia (SC) registered sex offenders?
Everywhere, unfortunately.
And, they are everywhere in other places all over the USA too.

Recently, I saw an article that indicated the highest percentage of registered sex offenders  in the USA were in Arkansas.  This made me wonder how the various areas in Greater Columbia compared to each other.   Early in 2013, I had completed my 500th real estate closing, so I decided to list the top 14 zip codes by number of my closings (accounting for 88%) and then make comparisons.   All zip code areas analyzed were below the South Carolina average percentage and significantly below that of Arkansas.

One zip code, 29036, was significantly lower for the number of registered sex offenders than any of the other 13 zip codes.  The 29036 zip code is an area Northwest of Columbia and includes the town of Chapin, surrounding area and many homes on Lake Murray.   The four zip codes with the lowest percentages in my analysis were 29036, 29072, 29229 and 29073.

Two zip codes, 29045 and 29070, were significantly higher than other zip codes.  The four highest percentages for registered sex offenders in my analysis were 29045, 29070, 29170, 29016.

View the Analysis by Mel Coker HERE.

Resources for Sex Offender Registries:
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
Safety Tips for Children

Created for information purposes only and to remind home buyers and homeowners of resources to check information related to this important topic.

Mel Coker
RE/MAX Metro Associates
To BUY or SELL in Greater Columbia, contact Mel Coker.
(803) 388-8011
Columbia, SC Real Estate

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