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.