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Levels of sex offenders

There are 3 levels of sex offenders in Massachusetts. Offenders are classified based on their risk of re-offending and the degree of danger they pose to the public.

A sex offender is any person who lives, works, or attends school in Massachusetts who has:

  • Been convicted of a sex offense
  • Been adjudicated as a youthful offender or as a delinquent juvenile for a sex offense
  • Been released from incarceration, parole, probation supervision, or custody with the Department of Youth Services for a sex offense conviction or adjudication
  • Been adjudicated as a sexually dangerous person, or a person released from civil commitment anytime from August 1, 1981

Level 1 sex offenders

Level 1 sex offenders:

  • Have a low risk of re-offending

  • Pose a low degree of danger to the public

The public cannot access information about Level 1 offenders. Their information is only provided to:

  • All municipal and state police departments

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation

  • Department of Correction and all county correctional facilities

  • Department of Youth Services

  • Department of Children & Families

  • Massachusetts Parole Board

  • Department of Probation

  • Department of Mental Health

Level 2 sex offenders

Level 2 sex offenders:

  • Have a moderate risk of re-offending

  • Pose a moderate degree of danger to the public

The public can only access Level 2 offender data on the internet for sex offenders classified after July 12, 2013. Complete Level 2 offender data including those classified prior to July 12, 2013 is accessible through police departments and by named individual SORI requests through the Sex Offender Registry Board.

Level 3 sex offenders

Level 3 sex offenders:

  • Have a high risk of re-offending

  • Pose a high degree of danger to the public

Information about Level 3 offenders is publicly available. You can get this information through local police departments and through the online registry.

Contact   for Levels of sex offenders


P.O. Box 392, North Billerica, MA 01862

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