San Diego SAFE Task Force

Sex Offender Statistics

Sex Offender Registrations

According to the California Department of Justice, Megan’s Law Database, there are a total of 4,456 sex offenders residing within San Diego County.  There are 2,370 sex offenders listed by full address, 954 are listed by zip code only, 1,132 are not posted or excluded from being listed on the public website. Of the 4,456 sex offenders in San Diego County, 567 offenders are listed as transient.†

Registrants in the Community

The database reports there are 2,380 white registered offenders, 1,023 Hispanic registered offenders, and 753 black registered offenders. The remaining 300 offenders are listed as American Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Guamanian, Hawaiian, Japanese, Laotian, Other Asian, Pacific Islander, Samoan, Vietnamese and Other, Unknown. †

In the State of California, State Parole supervises 58,656 active parolees, 9,756 of which are registered sex offenders. The San Diego Probation Department supervises 21,768 adult probationers and 7,135 juvenile probationers, 423 of which are registered sex offenders, and 83 are Post Release Conditions (AB109). ††

The SAFE Task Force works in conjunction with the San Diego County Probation Department and the State Department of Corrections, Parole Division, in conducting warrantless searches (commonly referred to as “probation,” “parole,” or “4th waiver” searches). The use of these searches is a valuable tool in assuring offenders are not violating the law or their conditions of probation/parole, while also serving as a method to confirm registered sex offenders are living at the address they declare with authorities.

Investigations & Arrests

From January through October 2015, the SAFE Task Force conducted 147 investigations. Eighty-three of these investigations involved an arrest which resulted in 70 felonies and 13 misdemeanors. The majority of the non-arrest investigations were conducted as support to local agencies or compliance audits conducted throughout the county. Most investigations ended with an arrest warrant being filed with the District Attorney for PC290; out of sex registration compliance.

In 2014, the SAFE Task Force conducted 142 investigations. Eighty-one of these investigations involved an arrest which resulted in 68 felonies and 13 misdemeanors. The majority of the non-arrest investigations were conducted as support to local agencies or compliance audits conducted throughout the county. Some investigations ended with an arrest warrant being filed with the District Attorney for PC290; out of sex registration compliance.

† Megan’s Law web site statistics as of 11/2/2015.
†† California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and San Diego County Probation Department statistics as of June 18, 2013.

Megan’s Law Links

Go to Megans Law Site Go to Attorney General’s FAQ page for Megan’s Law Report information about a registrant to DOJ