Multnomah County with 3, sex offenders as of mid-September, followed by Marion County with 2,, Lane County with 1,, Washington County with 1, and Clackamas County with 1, The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Oregon Live LLC. The county breakdown covers the state's more than 20, registered sex offenders -- except those who have reported that they moved out of state or who are in prison. Coming Tuesday online and Wednesday in the newspaper, The Oregonian presents an in-depth look at the gaps in oversight that have allowed sex offenders to travel from state to state and continue their crimes without telling authorities where they're living. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. It's a common theme: All rights reserved About Us. Jackson County, along the Northern California border, ranked sixth with 1, Wheeler County reported just one registered sex offender. The numbers are from Oregon State Police, who oversee the state's sex offender registry. Sex offenders have moved into Harney County from out of state and from other bigger cities in Oregon, such as Bend and Salem and Portland, because it's less expensive to live there and social services may be easier to access, said Harney County Sheriff Dave Glerup. You can find your county's numbers with The Oregonian's interactive map at the top of the post. He's made it a side project of his and five other patrol officers to check whether offenders are living where they're supposed to. All counties on Oregon's southern border and along the coast have higher per capita counts of registered sex offenders than Multnomah County, where the rate is 4. The top five counties are: Convicted sex offenders can easily move from state to state, and duck registration laws that differ between state borders, to avoid detection. California, unlike Oregon, restricts where sex offenders can live, such as certain distance from schools and parks.