The correct answer is THIRTY-ONE.
Though there isn't a little year-by-year bar graph showing the increase or (mostly theoretical) decrease of Level Three Sex Offenders in the 55411 zip code, one of my blog posts provides a little time capsule of a moment on April 11, 2011, when I was complaining about the presence of 21 sex offenders in the 55411 zip code...
Though the DOC website was showing 20 at that time, the true number was 21 because Peter Rickmyer was in prison but owned a home and was going to come back within a short period of time. Therefore the number was 21.
Punching that same zip code into the Level Three Offender Locator tonight gets this result.
This is, of course, an outrage. I knew the number seemed to be increasing but sitting down tonight and counting them up and comparing with my "watermark" in April, 2011 produces a shocking result.
The individuals in the Department of Corrections who are allowing this concentration of sex offenders in my neighborhood can expect this blog to become incredibly outspoken and aggressive on this topic. One of the first things I will do is figure out which individual DOC agent has the most sex offenders in my neighborhood and present that agent with a sarcastic award on this blog.