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.