Here is a staggering truth. The state of Florida has more than 76,000 sex offenders and sexual predators recorded in it’s state-wide database.

ABC Action News says the database also states that more than 7,000 of them are living right here in the quiet neighborhoods of Tampa Bay. Hillsborough County alone has 1,945 registered sex offenders living in it. Pinellas County has 1,756 registered sex offenders living in it.

With “back-to-school” on the minds of many, it might be a good idea to check out the location of sex offenders in your neighborhood.

Law requires these offenders to register their permanent address with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, to allow people to form their own risk assessments, based on information of each offenders circumstance and conviction history.

The list below shows the number of sex offenders in each county surrounding Tampa Bay:

County 2019 Current Offenders
Citrus 315
Hernando 425
Highlands 173
Hillsborough 1,945
Pasco 904
Pinellas 1,756
Polk 1,209
Manatee 493
Sarasota 449

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Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .