New Hampshire Sex Offenders

The New Hampshire Sex offender Law is in line with the country’s federal requirements for sex offenders.

Convicted Sex offenders in New Hampshire must register with the state’s Department of Justice. The law makes provisions for a compliance unit that ensures sex offenders in New Hampshire adhere to all legal requirements.

The law classifies convicted sex into 3 tiers depending on the nature of sex crimes. The law protects the residents of the state from the menace of convicted sex offenders in New Hampshire.

Duration of registration depends on the tier of classification. Offenders in New Hampshire register between 10 years and a lifetime. Offenders convicted for severe sex crimes must register for a lifetime.

The law also makes provision for sex offenders in New Hampshire to visit the state’s Department of Justice for inspections. Convicted sex offenders in New Hampshire must submit to random checks and investigations.

New Hampshire Sex Offender Registry

New Hampshire Sex Offender Registry is in charge of maintaining the information on sex offenders in New Hampshire. The state’s department of justice updates the information on the registry. This makes sure residents of New Hampshire have access to correct information on sex offenders through the internet.

New Hampshire Sex Offender Facts

Facts

  • There are 2,726 registered sex offenders in New Hampshire

Top Offenses

  • 632-A:2, Agg. Fel. Sex. Assault
  • 632-A:3, Felonious Sexual Aslt
  • 631:2-a, Simple Assault
  • 504-A:4, Violation of Terms of Probation or Parole
  • 649-A:3, Child Pornography

Counties in New Hampshire with the highest number of offenders:

  • Hillsborough County
  • Merrimack County
  • Rockingham County
  • Strafford County
  • Grafton County
Zip Codes in New Hampshire with the highest number of offenders:
  • 03301
  • 03103
  • 03101
  • 03060
  • 03104
  • 03102
  • 03867
  • 03246
  • 03743
  • 03431
Nearby States:
New Hampshire Sex Crimes Requiring Offender Registration
  • Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 632-A:2 (West 2008).

  • Felonious Sexual Assault - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 632-A:3 (West 2008).

  • Sexual Assault - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 632-A:4(I)(a) (West 2008).

  • Sexual Assault - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 632-A:4(I)(b) (West 2008)., if the actor was 21 years old at the time of the offense

  • 645:1, II

  • Indecent Exposure and Lewdness - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 645:1(II), (III) (West 2008).

  • A law of another state or the federal government reasonably equivalent to a violation listed in subparagraph.

  • Any of the following offenses, where the victim was under the age of 18 at the time of the offense:

  • Kidnapping - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 633:1 (West 2008).

  • Criminal Restraint - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 633:2 (West 2008).

  • False Imprisonment - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 633:3 (West 2008).

  • Incest - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 639:2 (West 2008).

  • Prostitution and Related Offenses - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 645:2 (West 2008).

  • Intentional Contribution to Delinquency - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 169-B:41(II) (West 2008).

  • Endangering Welfare of Child or Incompetent - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 639:3(III) (West 2008).

  • Child Pornography Offenses: - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 649-A:3 (West 2008).

  • Sells delivers or provides, or offers or agrees to sell, deliver or provide, any visual representation of a child engaging in sexual activity.

  • Presents or directs a visual representation of a child engaging in sexual activity, or participates in that portion of such visual representation which consists of a child engaging in sexual activity.

  • Publishes, exhibits or otherwise make available any visual representation of a child engaging in sexual activity.

  • Possesses any visual representation of a child engaging in sexual activity for purposes of sale or other commercial dissemination.

  • Knowingly buys, procures, possesses, or controls any visual representation of a child engaging in sexual activity.

  • Knowingly brings or causes to be brought into this state any visual representation of a child engaging in sexual activity.

  • Computer Pornography - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 649-B:3 (West 2008).

  • Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 649-B:4 (West 2008).

  • Obscenity involving children - N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. § 650:2(II) (West 2008).

Information maintained in New Hampshire Sex Offender Registry

N.H. REV. STAT. § 651-B:4

I.

  • name

  • aliases

  • current mailing address

  • place of residence

  • place of employment or schooling

  • photograph

Community Notification and Websites

(New Hampshire)

N.H. REV. STAT. § 651-B:7

I.

  • Except as provided in this section, the records established and information collected under the provisions of this chapter shall not be considered "public records" subject to inspection.

  • However, nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit any law enforcement agency from making any use or disclosure of any such information as may be necessary to the performance of a valid law enforcement function.

  • Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit an individual's ability to obtain access to the individual's records or to limit access to a person's criminal record including address information obtained under the provisions of this chapter.

IV. (a)

  • The division shall provide a copy of the list described in this section to each local law enforcement agency at periodic intervals, through written, electronic, computerized, or other accessible means, but in no event less frequently than once each month.

  • The list shall be made available to interested members of the public upon request to a local law enforcement agency.

  • The department of safety may make a list available to interested members of the public through the use of the department's official public Internet access site.

  • The department shall adopt rules, establishing procedures for the collection of information described in this section, the transmission of the information from the division to the local law enforcement agencies, and the conditions under which the list shall be made available to the public.

  • These rules shall enable the public to request information about a named individual or all listed individuals residing or confined in the state.

  • The rules may also include provisions for the imposition of a reasonable fee to defray the administrative costs of collecting the information and making the information available to the public.

Limitations on Residency or Employment

None

Duration of Registration

N.H. REV. STAT. § 651-B:6

I. 10 years for offenders not subject to lifetime registration.

Life for persons convicted of:

  • Aggravated sexual assault;

  • Felonious sexual assault;

  • Indecent exposure and lewdness

  • Intentional contribution to delinquency;

  • Kidnapping;

  • Criminal restraint;

  • Incest;

  • Prostitution and related offenses:

  • Child pornography;

  • Computer pornography; or

  • Obscenity involving children.

Life for persons with 2 or more convictions for a registrable offense

Timeframe for Registration

Within 30 days of release (including while under supervision); 30 days of establishing residence; 10 days of changing the address

Applies to Offenders Convicted in another State?

Yes

Verification of Address

Registration report made annually within 30 days of the anniversary of release, or of the establishment of residence in the state if convicted elsewhere

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Misdemeanor

What does a Sex Offender Look Like?

Most people think sexual predators are scary-looking and creepy. But three out of four adolescents who were sexually assaulted were victimized by someone they knew well.

Most of the time, sexual predators look like regular people. Children and parents need to know and to understand that anyone can be a sexual predator, no matter how "normal" they appear.

Encouraging Children to Share

It isn't always easy to build a trusting relationship with your child. Trying to get your children to share what is going on in their lives can be difficult.

Building an open and welcoming environment from the beginning stages of a child's life is essential. Children are less intimidated and more likely to discuss issues and topics in their lives with an open and supportive environment.

Getting your kids to share serves as a building block for times when your child needs to discuss pressing issues like sex and sexual abuse.

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