Sex Offender Classifications

  • Sex offenders are classified by risk level of repeating offense:

    • Level one (low risk);
    • Level two (medium risk); and
    • Level three (high risk).

    Level 1 offenders are required to register for a minimum of 20 years, and level 2 and 3 offenders for life.

    Police and law enforcement have access to information on all sex offenders (levels 1, 2 and 3). Under the law, information on level 1 (low risk) offenders is not available on the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services website; only level 2 and level 3 offenders are listed.