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New Data Added to the Prisoner Recidivism Analysis Tool (PRAT)

This new data analysis tool allows users to calculate recidivism estimates of persons released from state prisons in 2005. The tool defines recidivism as an arrest for a new crime following release. Users may generate monthly cumulative recidivism rates and annual failure rates by:

  • demographic characteristics
  • criminal histories
  • sentence attributes.

Data are from BJS's Recidivism Study of State Prisoners Released in 2005, which tracked a sample of former inmates from 30 states for five years following release in 2005.

Date Published: March 14, 2016