Sex Offender Suicide Statistics : Youth Adult Stigma Plus

Sex Offender Suicide Statistics.

Privacy Violations, Shame, Destruction of Family, Career Trigger Suicide in Youth and Adult

The Stigma plus overwhelms some to suicide. Each year the number of children, teens and adults grow on the list of suicide victims because they are not equipped to endure the stigma plus, bullying, harassment, isolation and poverty this public shame inflicts; death is preferable to a life under the Stigma Plus of the sex offender label. Suicide statistics are public record as follows in a simple Google search: “sex offender suicide”.

Suicide Youth Adult
Suicide Youth Adult
  • Child suicide
  • Teen suicide
  • Adult suicide
  • Vigilante destruction of property
  • Vigilante murders covered up by coroners and others.
  • Unemployable adults with employable skillsets
  • Destroyed careers
  • Foreclosure
  • Poverty in Offenders Families.
  • Wrongful convictions
  • Hearsay convictions
  • Wrongful convictions in family law divorce accusations to
    gain custody of property and children.

here are a few links

OCALA, Fla. — A convicted sex
offender apparently committed suicide in despair over signs posted in his
neighborhood calling him a “child rapist.”

Clovis Ivan Claxton was found dead by his father Thursday with one of the signs
beside his body, less than a day after his release from a psychiatric hospital.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, and autopsy was scheduled
for Friday.

Claxton’s death follows the high-profile arrests of sex offenders in the
separate killings of two Florida girls less than seven weeks apart. State
lawmakers have responded by passing a bill to require lifetime supervision of
some child sex offenders.


report from the Ontario Observer in Ontario, Oregon states as follows:

young boy proceeded to take off his belt, tie it into a makeshift noose and
hang himself from the freezer handle of the family’s refrigerator, Clark
said. After the cartoons ended, his sister went into the kitchen and found his
body. Later, she told police that she thought it was about 20 minutes from the
time he left her alone in the living room to the time she found his body.

Read more:

The following article
containing suicide research and statistics information is taken in the entirety
with permission and thanks from the following URL:

Sex Offender Laws: Collateral Consequences – Killings and Murders

Labels: Deaths
– Sex Offenders
, Sex
Offender Laws Series

UPDATE Reader Req. 1-23:

Figure 1b: Deaths
by U.S. Regions

December 2012:


Our specialty, what Lawmakers have ignored. Collateral consequences of their
laws. So far 432 deaths without counting suicides and related deaths, and we
are still counting!

Sex offender laws! The cry, protect the public! Lawmakers fail to consider the
collateral consequences of their laws before enacting them. Protecting the
public should not mean excluding prior sex offenders, and their families, which
may well be further punishment. Today’s sex offender laws place former
offenders, no matter what their offense level was, at a greater risk of being
killed or murdered. We have documented when that has occurred, 432 times!

Changing burdensome laws, politicians and the media, all voices behind growing
incidents of violence towards former sex offenders. These voices unknowingly
manipulate the public into a -nongovernmental force- mind-set seeded by
“sex offender” (like now defunct CIA mind control experiments).
The public then declares war on those labeled “sex offender” in ways
that disorder their lives, and makes lives a burden often dangerous. Many are
driven over the edge. All a grand scheme to evade constitutional protections?
Constant media and political attention influences the public? We believe so!
Now our research. Readers can form their own opinions!

Daily we reviewed news articles for reports of deaths, suicides and vigilantism
related to sex offenders or offenses, documenting those in our blogs. We do
believe there are many more articles not published. In addition, folks close to
our project alert us to those they find. Frequently we gather more than one,
and other credible sources, so we have as complete a story as possible in our
blogs. It is important that readers understand our definitions they are all
explained in our definitions section (link below).

We must point out that, to our knowledge there is no other research which has
delved into this topic, especially with so many unknowns and limitations. Given
the uncharted waters of this research we hope it is instrumental and
influential for future researchers with similar aims. This report comes with a
caveat, traditional norms and definitions may not apply, nor reveal subtle
nuances specific to this population. Some may dismiss or distinguish these
nuances, but an open mind is necessary in uncharted waters.

of Sections and Tables:


Generated from our Harm Blogs

  1. I) Murders and Killings of RSOs and SOs
  2. II) Suicides of RSOs and SOs
III) Related Deaths: Folks Associated w/RSO/SOs
  1. IV) Vigilantism: Subtle to Severe.

Each of these four reports will be released separately. Today we start with
those killed or murdered (See Definitions for distinctions):

Report-I Murders
and Killings of RSOs and SOs

This report essentially covers 1991 through 2012 during which we have
documented 432 deaths. Death by natural causes and death penalty cases are not

Registered Sex Offenders Murdered
Registered Sex Offenders Murdered

included. Using news articles, a RSO or SO accused must have died, no
matter what the cause of death

Complete Database of Deaths

RSOs SO Acc.
Reg. Sex Off. 304
Reg. Sex Off. Acc. 20
Reg. Sex Off. Acc. but Innocent 2
Sex Off. Acc. 87
Sex Off. Acc. but Innocent 19
Total: 432 (100%) 326 (75.5%) 106 (24.5%)

States w/Deaths and No. of Deaths:

Calif. (75) Florida (30) Texas (29) So. Carolina (18) Ohio (17)
Washington (16) Illinois (15) Michigan (14) New York (14) Georgia (13)
No. Carolina (13) Colorado (12) Indiana (12) Maryland (11) Arizona (10)
Virginia (9) Maine (8) Penn. (8) Alabama (7) Arkansas (8)
Oregon (7) Mass. (6) Nevada (6) Utah (6) West Virginia (6)
Wisconsin (6) Kansas (5) Missouri (5) New Jersey (5) Oklahoma (5)
New Mexico (4) Tennessee (4) Delaware (3) Idaho (3) Kentucky (3)
Louisiana (3) Minnesota (3) Mississippi (3) Connecticut (2) Iowa (2)
Montana (2) New Hampshire (2) Nebraska (1) So. Dakota (1)

Deaths by U.S. Census Bureau Regions:

Region Northeast 10.4% 45 Deaths Total
18 Division: New England Maine(8), New Hampshire(2), Vermont(0), Massachusetts(6), Rhode Island (0), Connecticut(2)
29 Division: Mid-Atlantic New York(14), Pennsylvania(8), New Jersey(5)–
Region Midwest 18.8% 81 Deaths Total
64 Division: East No. Central Wisconsin(6), Michigan(14), Illinois(15), Indiana(12), Ohio(17)
17 Division: West No. Central Missouri(5), North Dakota(0), South Dakota(1), Nebraska(1), Kansas(5), Minnesota(3), Iowa(2)
Region South 38.2% 165 Deaths Total
103 Division: So. Atlantic Delaware(3), Maryland(11), District of Columbia(0), Virginia(9),
West Virginia(6), North Carolina(13), South Carolina(18), Georgia(13),
17 Division: East So. Central Kentucky(3), Tennessee(4), Mississippi(3), Alabama(7)-
45 Division: West So. Central Oklahoma(5), Texas(29), Arkansas(8), Louisiana(3)
Region West 32.6% 141 Deaths Total
43 Division: Mountain Idaho(3), Montana(2), Wyoming(0), Nevada(6), Utah(6),
Colorado(12), Arizona(10), New Mexico(4)
98 Division: Pacific Alaska(0), Washington(16), Oregon(7), California(75), Hawaii(0)
Totals: 100% 432 Total Deaths
with NO Deaths: Vermont, Rhode Island, North Dakota, District of Columbia, Wyoming,

Based Murders:

Based Deaths:

This is the focus of our work. Deciding if RSOs or SOs were targeted because of
being a RSO or SO (their status). Indeed we are trying to get into the mind of
the perpetrator, using article facts, and discover why they targeted that
person. Out of 432 deaths we found 36 (8.3%) were murdered because of their
status, in the community or jails and prisons (Table-1). For a FULL explanation
of how we make a decision as to whether a case is a Status Based case: see

The above cases were the ones -which had proof- that fit our outline for what
is a status based murder case. With that said, there are several others which
we feel fit our definition, but lack the essential proof we seek. As folks will
see in a later report there are many more cases of status based vigilantism
than there are status based murders. One potentially could have caused the
deaths of not only sex offenders but the rest of the folks living in that
apartment building. See the case of Lawrence
. Then there is a Tennessee case of a SO Accused who was in jail
awaiting prosecution, and his close by neighbors who set fire to his home, his
wife was in there and died
. Status based other death? There will always be
cases that we have a hard time deciding.


Status Based Deaths

Status Based: Community State Jails/Prisons State
Reg. Sex Offenders 16 WA(4), ME(2), MI(2), CA(2), AZ, IN, MS, NV, TX, UT 15 CA(5), FL(2), IN(2), TX(2), GA, MA, OH, VA
Sex Offenders Acc. 4 WA, FL(2), NY 1 CA
Total = 36 (8.3%) 20 16
Totals: CA(8), WA(5), FL(4), IN(3), TX(3), ME(2), MI(2), 1 Each: AZ, GA, MA,


Apparent Motivation / Method for Status Based Deaths:

Apparent Motivation / Method: Community Jails & Prisons
Hatred of sex offenders: 47.2% 5 (TX, MS, UT, IN, AZ) 12# (CA-4**, IN-2, FL-2, 1 each MA, VA, GA, OH)
Registry used to find sex offenders: 22.2% 8 (WA-4, ME-2, CA-2)
Belief person was a sex offender: 13.8% 4 (WA, FL-2, NY) 1 CA
Status revealed by prison guards: 8.3% TX-2, CA-1
Circumstances of murder indicate hatred for
RSOs: 5.5%
Status revealed by home address check officer: 2.7% 1 (NV)
Total: 36 20 16
In 8 of the 12 cases RSOs were cellmates of previously convicted murderers;
(**) In one case a previously convicted murder killed his RSO cellmate, the
prison then AGAIN housed him with another RSO which he also killed.

Now, as best we know this is the first time there has been a review of a
significant number of cases which sought proof of Status Based targeting
of sex offenders. So we thought it best to identify those who have murdered
RSOs and SOs. See Tables 2-3 which show who, and links to the stories of their


Status Based Murderers: RSO/SO Deaths in the Community:

A Marshall
Anthony Mullen
(1+) (AZ-07)(72)
Garcia Oliver
James Letkemann & Jean Pierre Orlewicz
Lee Craig
Garay & Robert Pascale
King; William Barry; Justin Mahaffey; and a 17-year-old suspect
Name of murderer (w/No. Murdered)(State-Year)(Victim Ages)


Status Based Murderers: RSO/SO Deaths in Jails and Prisons:

Joseph Lydon
(2)(CA-04 and 10)(49/60)
Keith Venable
W. Brown
Prison Vigilantes
Henry Kase
L. Druce
M Howard and Paul M Rayle
James Deffenbaugh; Frank George Barbosa; Jack Stewart Woller; Reggie Allan
Bullock, Jr.; Johnnie Dalerae Johnson.
prison employees & inmate
Eugene Aguilar; Jared Louis Petrovich; Miguel Angel Guillen; Raul Villafana;
Stephen Paul Carlstrom; Michael Stewart Garten; Christopher Teague; Jeremy
Dezso Culmann; Eric Charles Miller
. (1)(CA-06)(41)
Name of murderer (w/No. Murdered)(State-Year)(Victim Ages)

There are 16 states that had one or more status based murders, with California, Florida and Washington state having the highest numbers. Washington had two
different incidents
where two RSOs were murdered by
single perpetrator in each incident, and Maine had one such
incident. Of the 36 Status Based cases 30% of the victims were 60 years old or

Lawmakers need to significantly strengthen registry WARNINGS and possibly issue
a periodic public statement against harming of registrants and their families.
In addition, of the cases that were resolved it seems the punishment needs to
be reviewed, especially since Status Based cases are effectively pre-meditated
murder crimes.


—- The
“WHO”/”HOW” the Deaths of RSOs and SOs Occurred? —-

Case Classification / Victim (RSO/SO) Relationships

Now we look at the 432 deaths from the perspective of “WHO” or
“HOW” the deaths were caused. Earlier we talked about “Status
Based” cases and they will be included here, in the section appropriate to
“WHO” killed them. To see these stories click on the appropriate Tag:
“Who Caused Deaths” found on the right side of the Murders blog. With that said:

Caused -by or during- an incident with Public Servants:

There were 95 deaths caused during an incident with law enforcement; 22% of all
deaths. Status Based cases above are not included here. Since these 95 cases
(22%) roughly a quarter of all deaths, they warranted a closer look; all
occurred in the community.

Caution: It is imperative that folks study the four tables before simply
concluding the police were responsible. Notice, there were outstanding
warrants, alleged sex and other crimes committed, armed robbery, home
invasions, etc., all by these RSOs/SOs. However, one has to wonder why 14 of
the RSO/SOs apparently committed suicide (Suicide-by-Cop), what is influencing
and pushing them over the edge?


RSO/SO Deaths by Public Servants:

RSOs RSOs Accused SO Accused SO Acc. but Innocent
45 (47.4%) 11 (11.6%) 38 (40%) 1 (1%)
in 31 States and No. of Deaths: CA-13, TX-11, FL-9, SC-5, 4 Each: MI, OH, NV,
AZ, 3 Each: VA, KS, CO, OR, NC, NY, GA, 2 Each: AR, ID, AL, WA, 1 Each: NE, AZ,


Interaction w/Police Appears to have Begun With:

Warrants (31)* Alleged Sex Crime (20)* Other Crimes (16)
Traffic Stops (7) 911 Calls (7) Domestic (5)
Gang Related (3) Armed Robbery (2) Home Break in (2)
Address Check (1) False Sex Crime Rpt (1)
= Some articles mentioned “warrants” and others “alleged sex
crimes” we distinguished between them (31/20). There was no way we could
know what the warrants were for.
Table-4b Was the RSO/SO Armed
  • In 52
    cases the RSO/SO had a gun;
  • In 21
    cases the RSO/SO did not have a gun;
  • In 17
    cases the RSO/SO had another kind of weapon (deadly force questionable);
  • Cannot determine in the remaining
Table-4c Cases with
“incidents” worth mentioning:
  • Family mentioned RSO could not get a
    job (1)
  • Suicide by Cop cases (14)
  • 70 year old shot 27 times (1)
  • RSO Murdered, Officer arrested (1)
  • False sexual assault report (1)
  • Accused Officer denied police funeral
  • Innocent Others Killed: Police(5)
    Civilians(4) See Table-BB (below)

Fourteen cases had facts indicating “Suicide by Cop,” RSO/SOs in
society who are ready and willing to resist going back into the system! There
is no doubt todays laws are affecting former sex offenders driving them beyond
what humans should endure.

Caused in Cases tagged “by Vigilantes”:

There were 84 deaths caused by vigilantes; 19.4% of all deaths. Note: We tag a
case “Vigilante” if a case is not solved (see Def. above for reasoning).
So, strictly speaking these are -temporarily / permanently- unsolved cases?


Deaths Caused by :Tag “by Vigilantes”:

Case Classification: Comment:
by Vigilantes (55) These are unsolved cases as of this report. Unsolved cases
have not been reviewed like the ‘captured’ below have been.
by Vigilantes Captured (29). These are cases which started as unsolved, and the police
have since ID’ed, arrested and/or convicted someone for the death of the

A review of the 29 cases Tagged “Vigilante Captured” revealed,
“Status Related (10),” “Robbery of the RSO/SO (5),” some
form of “Argument (4),” and “Domestic Dispute (4)” with the
person they lived with. Currently we are not going to re-tag these cases because
some of the cases have not finished processing through the judicial system.
This will be a constant problem with cases where the perpetrator is not caught
for a period of time following the death. Both of groups are periodically
reviewed so there could be updates here over time.

Caused by Victims:

There were 73 deaths caused by Victims or Family – Friend (includes
victim’s family members or boy/girl friends), strangers and/or homeowners(##):

Curious about the choice of tags: “by Victim – Offender a Stranger
and “by Victim – Homeowner.” “Stranger
simply means there is no known relationship between the RSO/SO and the person
who killed them. Now that can also be true of the “Homeowner,”
but we wanted to separate crimes committed by home invasions. Some of the more
high profile sex crimes involving children have occurred by breaking into a
home, considered more dangerous crimes and we wanted to know how often they
happened where the RSO/SO was killed during that type of crime.

Deaths Caused by Victims
represent 16.9% of all deaths. The context of whom the “victim’ is, is
important. In Table-6 (62 cases) victim means the victim from the RSO/SO’
original crime
(therefore revenge is that victim’s motive). Also in Table-6
((4)+(7) cases) victim here means the victim of a new crime committed by
the RSO/SO (so, self-defense is this victim’s motive):


Deaths Caused by: Tag “Victims”:

Case Classification: Comment:
by Victim or Family – Friend (62) Here we see acts based on revenge
for a past sex crime committed. Victims, family members or friends, sought
the past offender to kill them.
by Victim – Offender is a Stranger (4) –OR–
by Victim – Homeowner (7).
Here we see acts based on self-defense.
The RSO/SO was committing a new crime, such as breaking
into a home
(homeowner), or committing a any
other new crime
(stranger), when killed by the (would-be) victim of that
new crime.

Caused by Acquaintances:

There were 52 deaths caused by acquaintances; 12% of all deaths. Acquaintance
here means an acquaintance of the person killed. Reviewing the circumstances of
crimes of “by Acquaintance” tag we see the following:

Table-7 Incidents Appear
to Have Started With:
  • Domestic Situation (13) (25%);
  • Disputes of Some Kind (11) (21%);
  • Status Related Circumstances (10)
  • Claim of Protecting a Child or Woman
    (7) (13.5%);
  • Robbery (4) (7.7%);
  • New Crime (2) (3.8%).

Table-7 is a general review of these cases, there wasn’t any mass commonality,
beyond what is shown we didn’t report them. However, three of the thirteen
domestic cases were “Same-Sex couples” and we wondered if, in two of
them, whether police reviewed them for possible “Hate Crimes,” or let
them slide?

Caused by Robbery & Neighbors:

There were 12 deaths caused by Robbers and Neighbors; 2.8% of all deaths. In
the “by Neighbors” tag we see all RSO/SOs killed, and six (6) of them
are clearly status related.


Deaths Caused by: Tags Robbery & Neighbors:

Case Classification: Comment:
by Robbers (3)
  1. A) In one case a robber broke into the home of a 72
    year-old RSO robbing and killing him. B) In 2 cases
    RSOs were robbed somewhere in the community and killed.
by Neighbors (9)
  1. A) In 6 cases, the neighbor thought
    that, the person they killed (RSO/SO) either -HAD or WAS GOING to- molest a
    child of theirs or someone else. There was no proof (as of this report) the RSO/SOs
    did anything to their neighbors or children. B) In
    the 7th case, in court the DA told the court that, “Richard Brown ‘chased
    down and executed his next-door neighbor
    , Arthur Twyman (RSO)’,”
    some sort of a prior argument between neighbors. The 8th case it is unknown
    why, and in the
    9th case
    that was a “StatusBased” Case (Neighbor does not
    necessarily mean “Next door neighbor,” neighbor includes

In the 72 year old’s case, it is possible -since the registry shows age of
registrants-, that the 23 year old robber targeted him thinking easy prey. Would
love to know what police found since they allowed him to plead down from 1st
degree. Table-FF below shows that sixteen percent of the 432 deaths were folks
60 or older.

Involving Laws:

There are 16 cases with deaths involving laws; 3.7% of all deaths. Lawmakers
pass laws to protect people. Sometimes laws fail and someone dies because of
the law. Then the law played a part, but what part? In a theoretical death say
there are ten steps, the tenth being the death. Where does the law fall, in the
low numbers (indirect), or in the high numbers 8-9 (direct), of our example? We
have already reviewed all deaths using that principle. See Table-9:

Indirect Scenarios: A Michigan registrant froze in a
junk yard because two shelters rejected him. Why? Michigan’s residency law
prevented residency within xx feet of schools, which is where the shelters
were. Since, a Illinois registrant has died because of the cold, but there, it
is not known if a law played a part we are still reviewing that case. So, laws
-as applied to registrants- can result in situations preventing registrants
from access to Public Welfare programs or proper medical needed for their care
(See Table-9 Tags: SO Resid and SO Nursing Hone).


Registrant Deaths where a law was -Indirectly or Directly- involved:

Case Classification: Law and Case Example for those tags:
by Other than a Person (6):(Indirect) SO Resid – Medical (4)SO Resid – Froze (1)SO Nursing Home – Choked (1)
by Persons (Murderers)(10):(Direct) SO Registry (7)Status Revealed(3)

Direct Scenarios: Registries today are available to
the public. In society there are folks who’s lives are driven by hatreds, and
at times they act on them, sometimes murdering a person. Reading news articles
about sex offenders today, and the article comments, no doubt many folks hate
anyone labeled a sex offender. The articles we draw from, journalists even
mention the deaths were “because of a hatred for sex offenders,” and
have shown when a perpetrator admitted murdering someone based on their hatred
of sex offenders. We have documented such cases (See Table-9 Tag: SO Registry).

Similarly when someone finds out (or believes) a person is a sex offender, and
allows their hatred of sex offenders to control, resulting in a murder of a sex
offender. We have documented such cases (See Table-9 Tag: Status Revealed).
News articles support these cases as well.

In each of these 16 cases laws
played a part. It is important that we track all subtle, direct and indirect ways,
laws play a part in deaths of RSO/SOs. We can never forget, that lawmaker
intent is to protect some group, so they say. However, the laws’
“effects” need review before enactment, to make sure it does not put
other folks (here registrants and their families) in harms way, as they have
done here with former offenders and their families!

Caused by Good Samaritans & Passerbys:

There were 3 deaths caused by Good Samaritans & Passerbys; 0.7% of all
deaths. Here we see people coming to the aid of NEW victims (RSOs committing
NEW crimes) and killing the RSOs who has just committed a new crime.


Deaths Caused by: Tags Good Samaritans & Passerbys:

Case Classification: Comment:
by Passerbys (2) In one
the RSO abducted a woman and carjacked her car, then crashed
into a truck killing the woman, and while fleeing the RSO is
killed by a passerby. The other incident was a argument between two men (one
a RSO on parole) and a security guard tried to break it up, guns were drawn
and fired killing the RSO.
by Good Samaritan (1) “A Brighton man shot and killed a 44-year-old
registered sex offender who attacked two women in their home early this
morning, officials said.”

Deaths Caused by Misc Reasons:

There were 6 misc deaths; 1.3% of all deaths. Accidents happen and best advice
is not to get involved with either gangs or drugs.

by Vehicle / Accident (2)

by Gangs / Drug Related (4)

Deaths in Jails or Prisons:

There were 102 RSO/SO deaths in jails or prisons; 23.6% of all deaths.


Deaths in Jails and Prisons:

Case Classification: Tags Combined and Comments:
by Inmates (74) by Inmates Known (44):— These are cases where
officials named a suspect/s and didn’t mention if it was a cellmate. And one
case where the prison “Code of Silence” was Cellmates (30):— These are cellmate murderers. Of the 29
cellmate murders, 12 were by cellmates who were serving a sentence of
“life w/o Parole” or “murder.” And in one case a
murderer who had previously killed another sex offender who was his cellmate
at the time.
by Guards (12): by Guards (3):— These cases must be read.
Its hard to believe this is going on in some Guards Release of Crime Info (4)— Prison is a violent place,
and those convicted of sex offenses are in real danger when their crimes are
released to the inmate population, guards are fully aware of that, these
deaths resulted from the guards actions. See Former
prison guard describes hostile atmosphere for sex criminals
by Gross Negligence (5):— It is difficult to read these cases
and not say the guards had a choice and instead acted in a way which resulted
in the death of the RSO/SO.
by Hostage/Escape (4) When a inmate takes a hostage or attempts to escape, and
is killed in the process, then they have placed themselves in harms way, they
become responsible.
by Vigilante Circumstances (12) This will be most controversial because we carry forward
the “vigilante” when the circumstances show “unsolved.” In
a prison environment how is it possible deaths can occur without knowing who
did it? These are all cases where the administration has no clue as to who
done it. Hence, our tag because all these cases were someone taking the law
into their own hands and want to remain unknown; a vigilante.

There is no doubt that serving a sentence for a sex crime, that person must
watch every aspect of their life during their sentence. These cases show the
dangers faced in many ways, from housing to even obtaining medical services,
sex offenders must be on guard.

End of by Case Classification Section

overall impact based upon the numbers:

Now we step back and look at topics from a broader view. Accordingly, when you
see a “Case Classification” mentioned there is a full story behind
it, but that story is above, make sure you take the time to read them. ex: Case
Classification “by Law Enforcement” looks like the police are the bad
guys, but until you read everything about that case classification (ABOVE) you
do not know who is right and who is wrong in those cases. With that said:

Deaths of RSOs with “Failure to Register” History or Charges:

(23) people died
related to failure to register issues, includes two police
officers and two civilians. What part, if any, did “Failure to
Register” charges/history play in the deaths of those who died?


Failure to Register Charges/Convictions:

Death under thisCase Classification: In theCommunity In Jailsor Prisons: History ofOther FTRs:
by Law Enforcement (11) 6(#) 5
by Victims (1) 1
by Acquaintances (3) 2 (*) 1
by Vigilantes (3) 2(@) 1
by Cellmates (3) 3
by Inmates Known (5) 4 1
by Vigilante Circumstances (2) 1 1
by Other than a Person (2) 2(&)
___________ ____ ______ ______
Total: 19 Deaths 11 8 11
(#) Other deaths
occurred during -two- incidents: One incident -two- police officers were
killed and in another incident -one- civilian was killed; (@) Other
deaths occurred during -one- incident: -One- civilian was killed; (*)
One death was the result of a domestic situation and the FTR situation had
nothing to do w/that death; (&) These two cases are the result of the
weather/elements and must be read to understand (A)
and (B)

Note: Failure to register
(FTR) charges can be misleading, covering from refusal to register down to
forgot to sign a form, and everything between. Titling all forms of technical
violations as well as refusal to register, the same, and into a person’s
history as felonies is plain egregious. And there is no state-to-state standard
list one can equate to, either. If someone misses an appointment because of
their work schedule they can be charges with FTR. It seems lawmakers use this
as a way to make registrants look bad and there is no way out for them; another
way laws becomes overbearing.

All from news articles about
these deaths. If FTRs were relevant in any other case, we have no way of
knowing. It is sad that, at very least the 8 deaths in jails/prisons
occurred because of
, the want for an address or employer information,
all ministerial information and there is no proof such will protect anyone in
society. Registration is considered a civil matter, but violate it and it
becomes a felony criminal matter; makes no sense. Effectively,
Politicians wanting to keep their jobs passed these senseless requirements, so
who is responsible for these deaths? And, but for these requirements -two-
police officers and -two- folks from the community would be alive today!

See (#)(@).

Deaths of Innocent Others:

There were 19
where people other than a RSO/SO were killed, during or just before
the death of the RSO/SO.


Innocent Other Deaths:

Death under thisCase Classification: In theCommunity State
by Law Enforcement (9) Civilians (4) Police (5) MS, CO, FL, MO, GA WA, MI
by Victims (2) Civilians (2) AR, AL
by Acquaintances (6) Civilians (6) NH, FL, CA, GA, PA
by Vigilantes (4) Civilians (4) NC, IN, WA, FL
by Passerbys (1) Civilians (1) GA
___________ ____
Total: 22 Deaths Civilians (17) Police (5) 14 States
to prevent misconstruction, the Case Classification (ex: by Victims) does not
mean that the victims killed the “Innocent Others.” You would have
to read the individual cases to learn -who specifically- killed the innocent
others and the circumstances; likewise for other case classifications shown.

Deaths of Innocent RSOs/SOs:

There were 2
of innocent RSO Acc., and 19
of innocent SOs Acc., that were killed.


Innocent RSO/SO Deaths:

Death under thisCase Classification: In theCommunity State
by Law Enforcement (1) SO Acc. (1) SC
by Victims (9) SO Acc. (7) RSO Acc. (2) IA, OR, NJ, AZ, SC, Wa, IL, NM, CA
by Acquaintances (5) SO Acc. (5) WA, CA, OR, CA, CA
by Vigilantes Captured (1) SO Acc. (1) WA
by Neighbors (5) SO Acc. (5) AR, DE, FL, CT, AL
___________ ____
Total: 21 Deaths SO Acc.(19) RSOs Acc.(2) 14 States
to prevent misconstruction, the Case Classification (ex: by Acquaintances)
may not mean that the acquaintance killed the SO Acc.. You would have to read
the individual cases to learn -who specifically- killed the SO Acc. and the
circumstances; likewise for other case classifications shown.

Recently a newspaper published this comment by a person who was “falsely
accused” about the accuser that seems appropriate here:

“The embarrassment and humiliation to my
wife, my daughter and myself was immeasurable; it caused severe emotional
trauma and in some ways permanent damage to my marriage. I hope and pray this
woman receives the justice she deserves and that some day laws are passed making false rape claims a felony.
They also should be treated as a sex crime.
Even though no physical rape
was committed, men who are almost always the victims in these cases, are raped
by the justice system. If they are unfortunately convicted and sent to prison,
they are often physically raped and
sometimes murdered
. I once worked as a correctional officer for
four years in a maximum security federal penitentiary and know that convicted rapists and child molesters are
often targeted for violence by other inmates; any amount of time in prison for
me would have ended my life.
But the biggest crime of all, are committed by people who bare false
witness against others.
Source: FULL

Deaths of Homeless RSOs:

There were 16
where homeless folks were killed. Seven
(7) of them
have facts that COULD indicate a “Hate Crime.”


Homeless Deaths:

Death under thisCase Classification: In theCommunity HateCrimes?? State
by Law Enforcement (2) 2 CA, OR
by Law (5) 5 CA, CA, CA, CA, MI
by Vigilantes Captured (3) 3 2 CA, ME, KS
by Vigilantes (3) 3 3 CA, FL, MA
by Acquaintances (2) 2 2 TX, TX
by Accident (1) 1(#) CA
___________ ____
Total: 16 Deaths 16 7 8 States
This case happened in California, along with 7 others (50% of homless cases).
We wondered if Jessica’s Law may have been responsible for his (& their)
homelessness, but police have not released anything further on these cases.

These cases were reviewed as though “homelessness” was a “Hate
Crime” basis, as we believe it should be. Unfortunately it isn’t but one
Lawmaker presented a bill but it did not pass.

Deaths of RSO/SOs (Victims) -v- Case Classification:

Case classification is determined by the circumstances under which the RSO/SO
was killed or murdered and by whom. As to “Decedents’ Conduct”
unfortunately sometimes folks do things which places them in harms way. See


Case Classification / Victim (RSO/SO) Relationships:

Case ClassificationTags “Who Caused Deaths” No. Killedor Murdered Percentageof Total: Decedents’Conduct @
by Law Enforcement 95 22.0% 96
by Vigilantes (*) (55 Unsolved) 84 19.4%
by Victims 73 16.9% 11
by Acquaintances 52 12.0%
by Robbery & Neighbors 12 2.8%
by Good Samaritans & Passerbys 3 0.7% 3
by Other than a Person (#) 6 1.3%
by Misc. 6 1.3% 3
_____ ____ ______ ______
Sub Total: 331 76.4% 113
by Prison Inmate/s Known (**) 44 10.2%
by Prison Cellmates 29 6.7%
by Prison Vigilante Circumstances 12 2.8%
by Prison Gross Negligence 5 1.2%
by Prison Dur Hostage/Escape 4 .9% 4
by Prison Guards Release Crime 4 .9%
by Prison Guards 3 .6%
_____ ____ ______ ______
Sub Total: 102 23.5% 4
Grand Total: 432 99.9% (Rnd) 117 (27%)
(#) Of the 16 cases
which involve laws, these 6 do not have a “person” classification
tag; (*) See Endnotes for Def. of and use of Vigilante; (@) No.
of cases where Decedents’ placed themselves in the circumstances which
resulted in their death. ex: Decedent committed a new crime; Shootout
w/Police; Arguments, etc..; (**) 1 case is where the inmates are
refusing to reveal who killed the person, claiming the well known prison code
of silence (no snitching).

Deaths of RSO/SOs by Age:

Table-FF shows the age groups of the 432 RSO/SOs that have been killed or murdered.
Table-GG Compares the RSO/SO percentages to the FBI Murder Victims by Age: 2010
Expanded Homicide Data Table 2:


Deaths of RSO/SOs by Age:

% Of Total Deaths No. Deaths Age Ranges In Community In Jails/Prisons
30.2% 130 37-48 99 31
25.7% 111 24-36 89 22
18.1% 78 49-59 60 18
10.5% 45 60-69 29 16
5.6% 24 70+ 20 4
5.1% 22 18-23 19 3
5.1% 22 Unknown 15 7
_____ _____ _____ _____
100.0% 432 <<-Total->> 331 101
Note: 16% of the 432 deaths were folks 60 or older.

Both Table-GGs (2010 and 2004-2011) we are out on a limb because there is
nothing which we could compare to; but study the following tables. We wanted to
know if there was any substantial difference in the percentages of those killed
in society and our group of RSO/SOs, equating ages as best we could. Using the FBI
Expanded Homicide
data (Expanded
Homicide Data Table 2
[Murder Victims by Age]), just the FBI age ranges
that quasi-equated to our age ranges (see Table-FF); unknown ages are dropped
from the FBI table as well as ours:


FBI Murders by Age -v- RSO/SOs Murders by Age:

DOJ Ages DOJ No. Pct. RSO/SO Ages RSO/SO No. Pct. Difference:
20-34 5,671 (54.2%) 18-36 14 (33.3%) -20.9%
35-49 2,792 (26.2%) 37-48 16 (36.3%) +10.1%
50-59 1,159 (10.9%) 49-59 7 (16.6%) +5.7%
60-69 514 (4.8%) 60-69 3 (7.1%) +2.3%
70+ 396 (3.7%) 70+ 2 (4.7%) +1.0%
_______ _______
Totals: 99.8% 99.8%
Murder Victims by Age
2010 Expanded Homicide Data Table 2:

FBI data was only available for the years 2004-2011, hence the following:


FBI Murders by Age -v- RSO/SOs Murders by Age:

DOJ Ages DOJ No. Pct. RSO/SO Ages RSO/SO No. Pct. Difference:
20-34 49,661 (54.3%) 18-36 92 (31.9%) -22.4%
35-49 25,288 (27.7%) 37-48 88 (30.6%) +2.9%
50-59 9,118 (10%) 49-59 59 (20.4%) +10.4%
60-69 3,903 (4.3%) 60-69 33 (11.5%) +7.2%
70+ 3,364 (3.7%) 70+ 16 (5.6%) +1.9%
_______ _______
Totals: 100% 100%
Murder Victims by Age 2004-2011 Expanded Homicide Data Table 2:

It appears that younger RSO/SOs seem least likely to get into situations
resulting in their death; but still, we have recorded some (See Table-FF 18-23
age group). However, the older RSO/SOs get, the more likely it is they face
circumstances which result in their deaths. Yes, we do realize that earlier in
our report -in a few places- we show circumstances which are the fault of the
RSO/SO. Yet, their fault, or, are they being hounded until they do something
illegal? This unanswered question is left for professional research, with
appropriately generated data. Statistics which do not focus on political views,
instead, on consequences of laws, lawmakers have enacted. I’ll let readers
decide if there is value to the above chart. Excepting the 18-36 group, it appears
that RSO/SO deaths are above the national averages.

Deaths of RSO/SOs in Jails & Prisons by Age:

Here we have DOJ data to compare to, Mortality in Local
Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2010
– Statistical Tables (Sum of Tables 11
and 21, Jails and Prisons respectively), December 2012, NCJ 239911, with noted
adjustments, and we constructed the following Table. Age ranges are as close as
we could get based on data. Our unknown ages were dropped, as well as any cases
before 2000 and those after 2010, and our four Hostage/Escape cases. This chart
is the result:


DOJ Homicides by Age -v- RSO/SOs Murders by Age:

DOJ Ages DOJ No. Pct. RSO/SO Ages RSO/SO No. Pct. Difference:
18-24 66 (12.3%) 18-23 1 (1.6%) -10.7%
25-34 146 (27.2%) 24-36 16 (25%) -2.2%
35-44 152 (28.4%) 37-48 22 (34.3%) +5.9%
45-54 111 (20.7%) 49-59 11 (17.1%) -.1%
55+ 60 (11.2%) 60+ 14 (21.9%) +10.7%
_______ _______
Totals: 99.8% 99.9%
Mortality in Local
Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2010
– Statistical Tables (Sum of Tables 11
and 21, Jails and Prisons respectively), December 2012, NCJ 239911:

There were 32 cases not included in the RSO/SO numbers because they were
outside of the years shown, and 26 of them occurred in 2011-2012. This shows
two groups with percentages over the national averages for homicides, one being
the frail older RSOs/SOs who likely cannot defend themselves.


Frequency of Status Based Murders:

A topic not covered by the media, they only cover when two registered offenders
are killed, recently in Washington
(Gary Blanton and Jerry Ray) or earlier in Maine
(Joseph Gray and William Elliott in 2006). Table-JJ reveals all status based
murders between the years 2000-2012.


Deaths (##) Month-by-Month for Years 2000-2012:

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Jan=45 1 1 2 1 4 7 3 6 9 5 6
Feb=26 2 2 7 5 4 6
Mar=30 Court 4 5 4 3 6 4 4
Apr=29 2 1 5 1 6 1 4 10
May=25 1 1 4 5 1 5 8
Jun=33 1 2 1 1 2 1 5 10 10
Jul=33 1 1 3 1 AWA-2 5 2 6 1 6 5
Aug=36 1 1 5 3 1 5 6 6 2 6
Sep=49 1 2 4 8 2 5 8 6 2 11
Oct=27 1 1 2 3 1 5 4 5 5
Nov=45 1 2 2 3 4 5 5 4 6 7 6
Dec=40 1 3 2 4 5 6 11 7 1
Total:418 4 1 10 22 19 39 32 47 60 46 61 78
U.S. Supreme court decisions which allowed registries to continue, and start
of the Adam Walsh Act..
or more, of the 36, Status Based Murders occurred in each of the 26 months.
which have the highest aggregate number of deaths.
Thirteen deaths occurred in the years 1991-1999 which are not shown.

Table-JJ shows StatusBased Murders are not as rare as one might think! The
table also shows, nineteen deaths before the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decisions
Dept Of Public Safety V Doe
and Smith
v Doe
). Sixty-seven deaths between the U.S. Court decision and the start of
the Adam Walsh Act. Three hundred and forty-six deaths since the Adam Walsh Act
was enacted. What do you think is fueling these deaths?

Number of RSOs and SOs Killed and Murdered:

Our graph, a timeline composite of deaths, a senseless era of violence, there
were triggering events. First, the 2003 US Sup court decisions allowing online
registries to continue; and second, the 2006 law of the Adam Walsh Act (AWA).
This graph and Table-JJ give us a clear view of the broader picture.

From 2003 to 2005 the number of deaths doubled, then in 2006 came AWA and the
number of deaths went up 7-fold over the next 6 years 2006-2012. Sex offender
laws and attention is affecting society and registrants, and resulting in
deaths (murders and killings) of people charged, convicted and thought to have
committed a sex offense; 432 have died under these changing laws!

In closing, why are these deaths occurring, deaths were a rare event before
2003. Over 80% have occurred since the Adam Walsh Act became law, the data
supports that conclusion. I cannot help remember a comment made by Sen. Hatch
on the Nancy Grace show (7-16-2006) just days before the Adam Walsh Act:

Well, the bill really puts the screws to those who are sexual predators, and
you know, sexual offenders
. You know, we have we have around 500,000 of
them in … Source: CNN Transcript.

Sen. Hatch had just finished one of the many –Behind
Closed Doors
– sessions that took place before enacting AWA. Given those
undocumented sessions and AWA passed under suspension
of the rules
, contrary to Congressional rules for such legislation, there
must have been something they did not want known. Today we still wonder about
that dark history especially given findings of this report about lives of sex

For those who think plotting to kill former sex offenders -OR- someone thought
to be a sex offender, is not happening today, take note of this recent Wisconsin article:

Bizarre Murder Plot Foiled By
Tosa Police
(1-8-2013): An East Troy man stands accused of attempted murder
of a Wauwatosa resident after a caller warns police that a truck has been
circling his block — and officers find the driver has hatched a strange
plot to kill an old friend. An East Troy man’s obsession with protecting
children and his delusion that an old friend was a child sex offender led him
to plan to murder the man, according to Wauwatosa police, as detailed in a
criminal complaint. …. A second officer arrived on the scene and went to the
passenger side of the truck, where he found several printed handbills on the
seat. They pictured a man, gave his age and address, and said that the subject
“…targets and sexually assaults little girls 5 to 12 years old. Protect
your kids.” (Wauwatosa police would later learn that such handbills had
been appearing in the neighborhood for two years, and that Milwaukee police had
been taking them down.) Full
Article HERE

Had the police not foiled that
plan we would be writing about another StatusBased murder.

Of the 432 deaths: RSOs (75%) SOs (25%), and SOs had yet to go through the
courts. Death sentences for these crimes are unconstitutional. U.S. Supreme
court Kennedy -v-
. Should overbearing laws and stalking of -one crime- type also be
unconstitutional? True, some 27% (Table-EE) of the decedents, placed themselves
in the circumstances resulting in their death. Yet, if the laws were not
overburdening, would they have done that?

The eight imprisoned for “failure to register” charges (Table-AA)
would not have died if FTR charges did not result in a felony. Registration is
a civil matter, but FTR charges result in a felony; that just does not make
sense. Two age groups, in Jails and Prisons, (37-48 and 60+ Table-HH) are being
killed at a higher rate (5.9% and 10.7% respectively) than equivalent age
groups nationally as reported by the U.S. Department of Justice. One being
senior sex offenders.

False accusations resulted in the deaths of 21 innocent RSOs/SOs (Table-CC).
Continuing the innocent vein, but in addition to the 432 deaths, 17
civilians and 5 police officers died (Table-BB). Would they have died but for
their involvement in those respective cases? Again beyond the 432 deaths, are
those who have died in civil commitment over the years, some 118 as best we can
discover from news articles. Civil commitment centers carefully guard any death
reports from the media, but some get through and we have saved them.

Changing burdensome laws, politicians and the media, all voices behind growing
incidents of violence. One residency law allowed a RSO to freeze to death in
2009, and still lawmakers in that state have done nothing to prevent another!
Laws have lives in a turmoil nationally and pushing many over the edge. What
dots have to be connected to get lawmakers and the courts to see? These lives

When there is no redemption, when a lifetime of legalized stalking of this
class results in violence, who is responsible?

Sex Offender
Research, All Rights Reserved! © 2012

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Anonymous said…

i will give u a quick tip..move out of the south,
where hatred towards ex offenders runs rampant. Not only sex offenders, but
basically any type of felon. The confederate states, if u remember were the
ones that used to hang the slaves and were pro-slavery. This vengeful mentality
is still carried out today. If u move to the union states, u WILL notice a more
relaxed and acceptable mentality when dealing with all types of felons. Sure u
may be turned down for a job, or denied housing, but thats basically the same
for all felons. U will not see the protests in SOs’ yards and their work etc. Im
telling u…move north!

January 23, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Anonymous said…

I have been the victim of harassment not only by
the general public but by law enforcement as well. My conviction was in 1989
for a minor charge in Florida. For the first 10 years I was able to get on with
my life with relative normalcy. I moved from Florida to Pennsylvania in 1990
because I saw how the legal system in Florida was biased against anyone with a
sex offense. My conviction was a conspiracy involving the police, state
attorneys office, and even my legal council. I was completely taken advantage
of by the Florida legal system just so they could have another feather in their

In 2002, I was required to register under Megan’s Law in Pennsylvania. It had
been 13 years since my conviction in Florida and had not been in any trouble
with the law at all. I was classified as a Tier I offender with a 10 year
registration. I was supposed to have been released from the Megan’s law
registration requirements in 2013. Pennsylvania enacted the Adam Walsh Act on
Dec. 20, 2012 and re-classified all offenders. After 24 years of being a good
citizen, not being in any trouble with the law; I am now classified as a Tier
III sexually violent offender with a lifetime registration. I can’t believe
what has just happened; how can I go from a Tier I offender to a Tier III
offender over-night without committing any other crimes whatsoever? This has
added more stress and complications to my already screwed up life thanks to
these crazy laws that they keep coming up with. Now, people that have known me
for years are wondering what the heck is going on with me. The average person
doesn’t follow the laws that are passed unless they are affected by them.
Passing the Adam Walsh Act has effectively made me a prisoner in my own home. I
am now afraid to even go to church because I am now very vulnerable to false
accusations, harassment, and public humiliation. I could go on and on but the
main point I want to get across is that these laws have made it extremely
difficult to keep on going. There are days that I pray that God take me out of
this screwed up world. If I were not a Christian man, I would have killed
myself but I know that only God has the right to take me when he is ready. I
made some poor choices in my past and I wish that I could go back and change
things but I can’t. All I can do is move forward and do the best I can each day
as I have done. I am all about public safety and protecting our children but I
think that these laws and the stigma that is put on all sex offenders has gone
way too far.

February 5, 2013 at 5:41 AM

The above are only a few. There are thousands of
others around the nation. The above example demonstrate the profound difference
between the courts decision that sex offender is only “regulatory”
and not punishment.