Police say the reason is because of the number of treatment and employment opportunities the city provides.
Police helped Bloomington residents realize that violent offenders are likely living among them.
215 is the number of actively-registered and monitored violent and sexual offenders living in Bloomington.
Those attending the bi-monthly community meeting Wednesday evening learned these individuals have been deemed violent or sexually-violent by the courts and have served their sentence.
"There are currently 213 individuals actively required to register in Bloomington. The vast majority of those individuals are sex offenders - the vast majority of that number of child sexual offenders," said Officer Shawn Albert.
Bloomington police say they have the second-highest density of violent and sexual offenders per-capita as of this summer.